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It Was Jesus Who Set Me Free

When I was treading the pathway of wrong

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [When I was treading the pathway of wrong]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 When I was treading the pathway of wrong,
When I was bound by the fetters so strong,
When I had lost all my sunshine and song,
It was Jesus who set me free.

Refrain:
It was Jesus who set me free,
It was Jesus who set me free;
Now every chain has been broken in twain,
It was Jesus who set me free.

2 When for my soul there was no one to care,
When condemnation seemed mine everywhere,
When I was bound by the chains of despair,
It was Jesus who set me free. [Refrain]

3 When on my pathway no light seemed to shine,
When I was dreading the judgment divine,
When evil powers seemed all to combine,
It was Jesus who set me free. [Refrain]

4 When I am singing His glory and praise,
Marvelous, wonderful, infinite grace,
That He should suffer and die in my place—
It was Jesus who set me free. [Refrain]

The Gospel in Song, 1926 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When I was treading the pathway of wrong
Title: It Was Jesus Who Set Me Free
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Meter: 10.10.10.8.8.8.10.8
Language: English
Refrain First Line: It was Jesus who set me free

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Timeless Truths #769TextAudio
Include 2 pre-1979 instances



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