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Little Volunteers

We are little volunteers for Jesus

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [We are little volunteers for Jesus]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We are little volunteers for Jesus,
In His army here, are we;
Doing as our Captain orders,
Whatsoever that may be.

Refrain:
Little volunteers for Jesus,
Fighting for our blessed Lord;
Knowing that when life is over,
We shall have a great reward.
Little volunteers for Jesus,
Fighting for our blessed Lord,
Knowing that when life is over,
We shall have a great reward.

2 We are little volunteers for Jesus,
Willingly we serve our King;
Trustingly we do His bidding,
Joyfully for Him we sing. [Refrain]

3 We are little volunteers for Jesus,
Fighting ev’ry form of sin;
He in ev’ry battle helps us,
That we may the vict’ry win. [Refrain]

4 We are little volunteers for Jesus,
And He is our Captain brave;
We have learned to dearly love Him,
And for us His life He gave. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #240

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: We are little volunteers for Jesus
Title: Little Volunteers
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Little volunteers for Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain

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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #240

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