Sin Is to Blame

Yonder a man in the prison dwells

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Yonder a man in the prison dwells]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Yonder a man in the prison dwells.
Sin is to blame; sin is to blame.
Sadly his story of woe he tells;
Sin is to blame for all.

Chorus:
Sin is to blame for all sorrow;
Sin is to blame for all woe.
Heartbreak and pain,
Hopes that are vain,
Sin is to blame, we know.

2 Here is a mother without a home.
Sin is to blame; sin is to blame.
Friendless, forsaken and all alone;
Sin is to blame for all. [Chorus]

3 Here there are children who cry for bread.
Sin is to blame; sin is to blame.
Father is drunk and mother dead;
Sin is to blame for all. [Chorus]

4 Living in sin in her gilded cell,
Sin is to blame; sin is to blame;
Some mother’s girl will her story tell,
Sin is to blame for all. [Chorus]


Source: Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 2 #28

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 >

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First Line: Yonder a man in the prison dwells
Title: Sin Is to Blame
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Sin is to blame

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