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Won’t You Let Him Save You?

Weary wanderer in sin and sadness

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Weary wanderer in sin and sadness]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Weary wanderer in sin and sadness,
There is one who dearly loves your soul,
Let Him come and give you peace and gladness,
And the heavy burdens from you roll.

Won’t you come and let Him save you now?
Won’t you come and let Him save you now?
All your sins will be forgiv’n,
And your name enroll’d in heav’n,
Won’t you come and let Him save you now?

2 Many years of mercy you have wasted,
Many byways dreary you have trod;
And what bitter pain your soul has tasted,
Why not now repent and turn to God? [Refrain]

3 Come and let Him be your friend forever,
Come and yield to Him your all today;
He has promised to forsake you never,
He will be your constant help and stay. [Refrain]

4 Do not longer spurn His love so tender,
Do not close you heart to Him today;
Crown Him as your King and homage render,
And the summons of your God obey. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #156

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: Weary wanderer in sin and sadness
Title: Won’t You Let Him Save You?
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Won’t you come and let Him save you now
Publication Date: 1915
Copyright: Public Domain


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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #156

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