My wonderful Friend

I found such a wonderful Savior

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [I found such a wonderful Savior]
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1. I found such a wonderful Savior
In Jesus, my Lord and my king!
Undying and true His devotion;
My heart shall his glad praises sing.

Oh, what a wonderful Savior is He!
Constant and true is Jesus.
More than I fancied He ever could be
Is Jesus, my wonderful friend.

2. Surpassing the love that a mother
May have for the child of her care;
The love of a sister or brother
With His we can never compare. [Refrain]

3. The pleasures the world could afford me
Are naught to compare with His joy;
The rapture and peace that He gives me,
Earth’s sorrows can never destroy. [Refrain]

4. When sorrows and pain are my portion,
When tears of bereavement must fall,
My Savior, my friend, my companion,
Will comfort and keep through it all. [Refrain]

5. When tempests around me are sweeping,
My pilot and guide He will be;
And safe is my soul in His keeping,
My mighty deliv’rer is he. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4474

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: I found such a wonderful Savior
Title: My wonderful Friend
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: O what a wonderful Savior



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