He Never Has Forgotten Me

Representative Text

1 There is One who rules in heaven and in all the earth below,
But He never has forgotten me;
Millions look to Him for sustenance wherever they may go,
But He never has forgotten me.

He never has forgotten me,
Tho’ unworthy and small I may be;
He is King of all the universe
And all who therein dwell;
But He never has forgotten me.

2 Countless million angels stand around His great and awful throne,
But He never has forgotten me;
And the ransomed sing their praises evermore to Him alone,
But He never has forgotten me. [Refrain]

3 He has made the countless stars in yonder firmament above,
But He never has forgotten me;
All the human race is sheltered by the curtains of His love,
But He never has forgotten me. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost No. 3 #14

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 >

Text Information

First Line: There is one who rules in heaven
Title: He Never Has Forgotten Me
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He never has forgotten me
Copyright: Public Domain



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