Since Jesus saved me

When I was lost in the darkness of sin

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [When I was lost in the darkness of sin]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When I was lost in the darkness of sin,
Jesus redeemed me,
Jesus redeemed me;
Into His fold I at last entered in,
Jesus redeemed me from sin.

Refrain:
Jesus redeemed me, O blest be His name!
Jesus received me when to Him I came;
Now and forever His goodness proclaim,
Jesus redeemed me from sin.

2 When I was guilty and ruined and lost,
Jesus redeemed me,
Jesus redeemed me;
Oft I recall what my pardon hath cost,—
Jesus redeemed me from sin. [Refrain]

3 Tho’ I was helpless, unworthy and vile,
Jesus redeemed me,
Jesus redeemed me;
Daily I dwell in the light of His smile,
Jesus redeemed me from sin. [Refrain]

4 Infinite, wonderful, fathomless love!
Jesus redeemed me,
Jesus redeemed me;
For me He waits in the mansions above,
Jesus redeemed me from sin. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Glory #28

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: When I was lost in the darkness of sin
Title: Since Jesus saved me
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Jesus redeemed me
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Great Joy, A Book of Gospel Songs #d118

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The King of Glory #28

The King's Praise ... a General Purpose Song Book #d234

Wonder Hymns of Faith #d243

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