I have the blessing still

When burdened with sin I came to the Lord

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [When burdened with sin I came to the Lord]
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1 When burdened with sin I came to the Lord
And He gave me the blessing of salvation;
I found peace and pardon thro’ His precious word,
He freed me from guilt and condemnation.

And I have the blessing still,
Yes, I have the blessing, still,
For the Blesser dwells within;
I am kept from ev’ry sin,
And I have the blessing still.

2 The blood of atonement made my heart clean
At the end of a perfect consecration;
Then I saw as never I before had seen,
The pow’r of the crimson red oblation. [Refrain]

3 Since that blessed hour when He came to dwell,
He has fill’d me with floods of peace and glory;
I have learned to trust Him and I love to tell
Of the truth of the great redemption story. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost #20

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: When burdened with sin I came to the Lord
Title: I have the blessing still
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Copyright: Public Domain


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