Since Jesus Saved Me

Within my heart a melody keeps singing

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Within my heart a melody keeps singing]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Within my heart a melody keeps singing,
Since unto Christ with all my sin I came;
Within my soul the bells of joy are ringing,
Since Jesus saved me, bless His name!

2 O grace divine that found me in my sorrow,
O love supreme that would my ransom be;
From all the world I could no comfort borrow,
But now I’m resting safe in Thee.

3 Through endless ages I shall tell the story,
How Jesus saved me from my sin and shame;
Unto the Lamb be endless praise and glory,
Because He saved me, bless His name!

Source: Favorite Gospel Songs #32

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: Within my heart a melody keeps singing
Title: Since Jesus Saved Me
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Publication Date: 1924
Copyright: Public Domain



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Favorite Gospel Songs #32

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Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 1 #85

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Songs of Full Salvation #27

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