Whosoever

Who can find salvation free

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [WHO can find salvation free]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 WHO can find salvation free?
Whosoever will, whosoever will,
WHO can live eternally?
Whosoever will may come.

Refrain:
Whosoever will may come,
Whosoever will may come,
Ev’ry one may have salvation free,
Whosoever will may come.

2 SO the Lord hath loved us all,
Whosoever will, whosoever will,
SO that if we heed His call,
Whosoever will may come. [Refrain]

3 EVER He is calling still,
“Whosoever will, whosoever will;”
EVER this, His holy will,
Whosoever will may come. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #281

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: Who can find salvation free
Title: Whosoever
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Whosoever will may come
Copyright: Public Domain

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