Shut In With God

Shut in with God, the weary world forbidden

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Shut in with God, the weary world forbidden]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Shut in with God, the weary world forbidden;
Shut in with God for one blest hour;
Shut in with God, and in His bosom hidden,
To know His saving, keeping pow’r.

Chorus:
Shut in with God my soul desires to be,
Alone with Him who gave himself for me;
In holy union and sweet communion,
Shut in with God, shut in with God

2 Shut in with God, the voice of strife excluded;
Shut in with God, sweet peace is mine;
Shut in with God, no other one included,
I drink of living springs divine. [Chorus]

3 Shut in with God, His secrets I am learning;
Shut in with God, His will to know;
Shut in with God, the fire of love is burning,
And gracious streams of mercy flow. [Chorus]

4 Shut in with God, I know the peace of heaven,
Shut in with God, I see His face.
Shut in with God, the clouds above are riven;
I revel in His boundless grace. [Chorus]


Source: Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 2 #115

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

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First Line: Shut in with God, the weary world forbidden
Title: Shut In With God
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Shut in with God
Copyright: Public Domain

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Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 2 #115

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