Pilot Me

When shades of night are falling

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [When shades of night are falling]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When shades of night are falling,
Over life’s restless sea,
Lord, be Thou near
To comfort and cheer
And tenderly pilot me.

2 Many the shoals around me,
Many the rocks I see.
Stand by my side;
Oh, be Thou my Guide,
And constantly pilot me.

3 Soon is the voyage ended,
Soon I at home shall be.
Storms soon shall cease;
To harbors of peace
Thou safely wilt pilot me.

Source: Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 2 #100

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 shades of night are falling
Title: Pilot Me
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Copyright: Public Domain



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Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 2 #100

Songs of Full Salvation #d215

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