That will Be Heaven Enough for Me

When I have ended my pilgrimage here

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [When I have ended my pilgrimage here]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When I have ended my pilgrimage here,
When the glad songs of the ransomed I hear;
If I may look on my Saviour so dear,
That will be heaven enough for me.

Refrain:
That will be heaven enough for me,
When I my Saviour and King shall see;
Transformed by His grace I shall look on His face,
That will be heaven enough for me.

2 When all life’s bridges at last have been spanned,
When I shall reach immortality land;
If by the throne of my Lord I may stand,
That will be heaven enough for me. [Refrain]

3 When in that city whose streets are pure gold,
I shall rejoice while the ages unfold;
If I the face of my King shall behold,
That will be heaven enough for me. [Refrain]

4 There in that homeland of peace I shall rest,
Where naught shall enter to grieve nor molest;
Close to my Lord I shall dwell and be blest,
That will be heaven enough for me. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost No. 3 #33

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 I have ended my pilgrimage here
Title: That will Be Heaven Enough for Me
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: That will be heaven enough for me
Copyright: Public Domain

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