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My wonderful Savior

Waiting to guard and guide me

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Waiting to guard and guide me]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Waiting to guard and guide me,
Walking so close beside me,
Safe in His fold to hide me,
Jesus my wonderful Savior.

Ready to help and hear me,
Waiting to bless and cheer me,
Jesus is always near me,
O praise Him forevermore.

2 From chains of sin He freed me,
Wherever He may lead me,
Whenever He may need me,
Gladly I follow my Savior. [Refrain]

3 Why should I fear tomorrow?
In gladness or in sorrow,
Comfort from Him I borrow,
Jesus my wonderful Savior. [Refrain]

4 When earthly ties are riven,
I shall go home to heaven,
There shall to me be given
A crown by my wonderful Savior. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Full Salvation #56

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: Waiting to guard and guide me
Title: My wonderful Savior
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Ready to help
Copyright: Public Domain



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