1885–1959
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No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land, Hord­al­and Fylke, Nor­way.

Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do.

For­est Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­sou­ri.

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Haldor was the son of Ole Paul­son Lil­le­nas and Anne Ma­rie Jonsdtr Tvei­tal. He mar­ried twice, to Ber­tha Mae Wil­son and Lo­la Dell Kel­logg.

He em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca with his fam­i­ly as a child. They set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889.

Lillenas at­tended Deets Pa­cific Bi­ble Col­lege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (lat­er re­named to Pa­sa­de­na College). He stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, and re­ceived an hon­or­a­ry Doc­tor of Mu­sic de­gree from Ol­iv­et Na­za­rene Col­lege.

Haldor and his wife Ber­tha were el­ders in the Church of the Na­za­rene. Hal­dor tra­veled as an ev­an­gel­ist, then pastored several churches. His first pas­tor­ate was in Lom­poc, Cal­i­for­nia, in 1910. He lat­er served in Red­lands, Cal­i­for­nia, and In­di­an­a­po­lis, In­di­a­na.

In 1924, he found­ed the Lil­le­nas Mu­sic Com­pa­ny (bought by the Na­za­rene Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny in 1930), work­ing as an ed­it­or there un­til re­tir­ing in 1950.

In his life­time, he is said to have wri­tten 4,000 hymns, and sup­plied songs for ma­ny ev­an­gel­ists. His works in­clude:

  1. Abundant Entrance, An
  2. After the Day Is Ended
  3. After the Shadows Cometh the Sunshine
  4. All on the Altar, Nothing Reserving
  5. All That I Want Is in Jesus
  6. All to Thee, My Blessed Savior
  7. Almost Too Good to Be True
  8. Altogether Lovely
  9. Anchored Fast
  10. And Yet There Is Room
  11. Anywhere with Jesus It Is All Right
  12. Are You Denying the Master?
  13. Are You Distressed on Life’s Weary Road?
  14. Are You Ready for the Judgment Day?
  15. As the Mighty Rolling Tide of the Ocean
  16. Beautiful Crowns
  17. Beautiful Gates of Gold, The
  18. Bells of Peace, The
  19. Bible Stands, The
  20. Bless Me, Father, Ere I Go
  21. Blessed Voice of Jesus, The
  22. Blood Covers All of My Sin, The
  23. Blotted Out and Gone
  24. Born Again, Redeemed from Sin
  25. Break Forth and Sing of Christ the King
  26. Can It Be That My Soul Is Dying?
  27. Can You Turn from the Friend Who Loves You?
  28. Cause of Righteousness, The
  29. Christmas Bells Are Chiming over All the Earth
  30. Church of God, Awaken
  31. Climbing Up the Hills of God
  32. Close to the Heart of Jesus
  33. Close to Thy Heart
  34. Closer Fellowship, A
  35. Closer Walk with Thee, A
  36. Come Just as You Are
  37. Come Over into Canaan
  38. Come, While the Door Is Open
  39. Comforter Has Come to Abide, The
  40. Consolation
  41. Creeds There Are Unnumbered
  42. Dainty Flowers, Leafy Bowers
  43. Dear Old Bible, The
  44. Do You Think He Will Leave You Alone?
  45. Don’t Turn Him Away
  46. Dusky Hands
  47. Emptied of Self
  48. Eternally He Is the Same
  49. Every Passing Moment
  50. Exceeding Abundant
  51. Faithful Little Workers
  52. Far Away from My Friends
  53. Far I Have Wandered
  54. Fellowship of Friends on Earth, The
  55. Fire of Pentecost, The
  56. Forward to Battle
  57. Fountain That Never Runs Dry
  58. Fullness of the Blessing, The
  59. Garden of My Heart, The
  60. Gathered in an Upper Chamber
  61. Give Me the Dear Old Bible
  62. Give Us a New Touch of Fire
  63. Glad Invitation Is Ringing Today, A
  64. Glorious Freedom
  65. Glorious Redeemer Is the Savior of Mankind
  66. God Is Able to Save the Lost
  67. God Was There
  68. God with Us, Is the Name of Our King
  69. God’s Grace Divine Shall Ever Safely Guide Me
  70. God’s Guiding Hand
  71. God’s Love Can Never Fail
  72. Golden Bells of Welcome, The
  73. Good-Bye, Till We Meet
  74. Great Atonement, The
  75. Great Coronation Day, The
  76. Great Is the Boundless Love of the Savior
  77. Great Is the Lord of the Earth and Sky
  78. Great Judgment Day, The
  79. Happy Christian Children Are We
  80. Has the Comforter Come to Abide?
  81. Have You Heard the Sobbing?
  82. Have You Received the Blessing?
  83. Have You Thought?
  84. He Has Called Me by My Name
  85. He Is a Savior of Love
  86. He Is Coming
  87. He Is Divine
  88. He Is Mine
  89. He Is Real to Me
  90. He Is the Rose of Sharon
  91. He Remembers Your Prayers
  92. He Saved Me
  93. He Set Me Free
  94. He Shall Return
  95. He Took Me In
  96. He Will Carry You Through
  97. Heaven Is in My Soul
  98. Higher Than the Mountain
  99. Highlands of Canaan, The
  100. His Grace Is Keeping Me
  101. Holy Spirit, Breathe upon Us
  102. Holy Spirit, God Most Holy
  103. How Rich Is the Mercy and Grace
  104. I Am Determined to Follow Jesus
  105. I Am Rejoicing in Jesus, He Who from Sin
  106. I Am Rejoicing in Jesus Today
  107. I Am Not Only Saved from Sin
  108. I Am Resting, Sweetly Resting
  109. I Am Singing and Rejoicing Every Passing Day
  110. I Am So Happy in Jesus
  111. I Am Walking Day by Day
  112. I Believe That the Bible
  113. I Came unto Jesus Confessing My Sin
  114. I Cannot Choose the Path That I Would Tread
  115. I Come to Thee, Thou Living Lord
  116. I Have Been Saved by the Power of Jesus
  117. I Have Fixed My Eyes on the Things on High
  118. I Have Found a Deep Peace
  119. I Have Found a Precious Resting Place
  120. I Have Left the Land of Night
  121. I Have Many Reasons for Loving the Lord
  122. I Have Settled the Question
  123. I Have the Blessing Still
  124. I Know
  125. I Know a Name
  126. I Know It
  127. I Lost the World
  128. I Remember Mother’s Prayers
  129. I Serve Him Because I Love Him
  130. I Shall See Him Face to Face
  131. I Shall Stand One Day at the Great White Throne
  132. I Sing of Grace So Full and Free
  133. I Turn to Jesus
  134. I Was Lost in Sin but Jesus Took Me In
  135. I Will Arise and Go to My Father
  136. I Will Say Yes
  137. If the Way Seems Long and Weary
  138. If You Lose Your Soul
  139. If You Would a Blessing Be
  140. If Your Soul Is Lost
  141. I’ll Never Let Go of Jesus
  142. I’m Determined
  143. I’m Going to My Home
  144. I’m Hiding in Jesus
  145. In a World Where Life is a Fleeting Thing
  146. In Christ My Lord My Need’s All Abundantly Supplied
  147. In the Battles for the Lord
  148. In the Beulah Land
  149. In the Dark Heathen Night They Are Dwelling
  150. In the Fields of Labor
  151. In the Harbor Land
  152. In the Homeland
  153. In the Vineyard of the Lord Are Many Workers
  154. In Your Search for Wealth and the Gleam of Gold
  155. Is Anything Too Good for Jesus?
  156. It Fills and It Thrills
  157. It Was Jesus Who Set Me Free
  158. Jesus Can
  159. Jesus Once Came to Earth
  160. Jesus Only Is the World’s Great Need
  161. Jesus Rolls the Clouds Away
  162. Jesus Will Walk with Me
  163. Judge Is at the Door, The
  164. Judgment Day Is Coming
  165. Just to Trust in Jesus
  166. King of Peace Is He
  167. Launch Out
  168. Leave Your Burden at the Place of Prayer
  169. Let My Life Speak for Thee
  170. Let the Blood Cleanse Away Every Stain
  171. Let Your Life for Jesus Shine
  172. Life’s Sunshine May Be Checkered
  173. Lift Up Your Voice in Jubilant Song
  174. Like the Stars That Brightly Shine Above Us
  175. Line Shall Not Break Where I Stand, The
  176. Line Up, Line Up for Jesus
  177. Little Hands Can Lift a Burden
  178. Living Forever
  179. Living in Canaan land
  180. Look for the Silver Lining
  181. Lord, I Am Pleading
  182. Lord, Send the Fire
  183. Love of God, The
  184. Love of Jesus, The
  185. Loyal and True
  186. Many Are the Deeds That I Can Never Do
  187. Many Things May Seem Obscure
  188. Merrily Sing
  189. Mighty Grace of God
  190. More Than a Friend
  191. Mounting Up
  192. My Burden Is Gone
  193. My God Is a Good God
  194. My Heart Is Full of Joy
  195. My Heart with Joy Is Singing
  196. My Mother’s Old Bible Is True
  197. My Shepherd
  198. My Sins Are Remembered No More
  199. My Song Shall Be of Jesus
  200. My Soul Is Clinging to Jesus
  201. My Soul Is Filled with Joy and Gladness
  202. My Wonderful Friend
  203. My Wonderful Lord
  204. My Wonderful Savior
  205. Name of Jesus, The
  206. No Compromise
  207. No One but Jesus Can Hear My Prayer
  208. No Other Name Found on Earth or in Heaven
  209. Not Far from the Kingdom
  210. Not for This World
  211. Nothing Between
  212. Nothing Can Be Greater Than a Heart Made Right
  213. Nothing New to Me
  214. Nothing Satisfies but Jesus
  215. Now Is the Day of Sal­va­tion
  216. O Captive Soul by Sin Oppressed
  217. O Heart That Was Broken for Me
  218. O Love of Calvary
  219. O My Heart Sings Today
  220. O Ring the Golden Bells of Freedom
  221. O Soul, Have You Thought of the Price You Pay?
  222. O Soul Vainly Striving for Peace and for Rest
  223. O Tell Me Not of the Joys of Earth
  224. O Troubled Heart, Bowed Down with Bitter Pain
  225. O What a Wonderful Grace I Have Found
  226. O What Must It Be to Be Lost
  227. O’er Our Fair and Mighty Nation
  228. Of Love Full and Free I Am Singing
  229. On the Resurrection Morn
  230. On the Winning Side
  231. Once I Was Bound by Sin’s Galling Fetters
  232. Once I Was Walking in the By Ways of Sin
  233. One Day at a Time the Master Will Lead
  234. One Day I Traveled a Toilsome Road
  235. One Is Walking with Me
  236. Only a Rose by the Way
  237. Only Little Hands Have We
  238. Onward, Christian Soldiers, Forward to the Fight
  239. Open the Windows of Heaven
  240. Out upon Life’s Ocean Many Souls Adrift
  241. Over the Jasper Sea
  242. Path Lies Hid Behind the Veil
  243. Peace That Jesus Gives, The
  244. Peace That My Savior Has Given, The
  245. Perfect Sal­va­tion, A
  246. Perhaps I Am Nearer Home Than I Think
  247. Place at the Cross, A
  248. Plead the Blood
  249. Power in Prevailing Prayer
  250. Pray Through
  251. Pray Without Ceasing
  252. Prayer Is the Key That Unlocks the Door
  253. Promise Unfailing, The
  254. Pull Up Stream
  255. Raindrops Fall on the Thirsty Ground
  256. Redeemed from Sin
  257. Resurrection Morning, The
  258. Sabbath Bells Are Chiming
  259. Safely Sheltered
  260. Satisfied
  261. Savior Have I, More Precious to Me, A
  262. Sheltered by Atoning Grace
  263. Shut in with God
  264. Sin Cannot Unpunished Be
  265. Since Jesus Saved Me
  266. Since Light Has Dawned on Me
  267. Sing a Song of Triumph
  268. Sing Me a Song of Heaven
  269. Soldiers of Immanuel
  270. Some Day the Light of Earth Shall Fade Away
  271. Some Glad Morning I’ll Awaken
  272. Some Golden Morn
  273. Someone Is Out in the World of Sin
  274. Something in That Name
  275. Soul That Sinneth Shall Die, The
  276. Spirit Divine, Come In
  277. Stand Fast in the Lord
  278. Standing on the Word
  279. Still Saying No to Jesus
  280. Storm the Forts of Sin
  281. Sunshine Booster Band, The
  282. Sure Foundation, The
  283. Surrender to Jesus
  284. Sweeping This Way
  285. Sweeter Every Moment
  286. Tell It Everywhere
  287. Tell the Blessèd Story
  288. Tell the Story
  289. That Someone Is Jesus
  290. That Will Be Heaven When We Get Home
  291. Theme of My Song, The
  292. There Are Many Little Lambs
  293. There Are Many Who Have Gone the Way Before Us
  294. There Is a Land of Beauty
  295. There Is a Song I’ve Learned to Sing
  296. There Is Joy in Heaven
  297. There Is One Who Rules in Heaven
  298. There’s a Beautiful Land That Is Almost in View
  299. There’s a Blessed and Triumphant Song
  300. There’s a Land of Light
  301. There’s a Mighty Conflict Raging
  302. There’s a Mighty Host of Valiant Soldiers
  303. There’s a Word of Cheer for Each
  304. Though Far You Have Wandered Away from the Lord
  305. Though My Sins Were Scarlet Red
  306. Thrones May Fall and Crumble
  307. Through Long Weary Years
  308. Times and the Seasons Are Changing, The
  309. To Our God Above Draw Near
  310. Traveling to My Home, Sweet Home
  311. Trials of Earth May Be Many, The
  312. Trust in the Lord Your Savior
  313. Truth Shall Win, The
  314. Under the Atoning Blood
  315. Uttermost and Full Sal­va­tion, The
  316. Vast, Unmeasured Distance Lay, A
  317. Victory in My Soul
  318. Victory Is Here
  319. Vote as You Pray
  320. Walking in the Beautiful Light of God
  321. Watch Your Words Whatever You Do
  322. Waves Are Rolling High
  323. Way Is Narrow That Leads to Life, The
  324. We Are Gathered, Lord
  325. We Have Come to Dedicate to Thee
  326. We Shall Know Each Other Better Over Yonder
  327. Welcome Home, A
  328. What a Blessed Peace We Know
  329. What a Greeting
  330. What a Wonderful Day When I Lost the Load
  331. What a Wonderful Sal­va­tion
  332. What Have You Written Today?
  333. What Will It Be to Be There?
  334. When a Perfect Consecration I Had Made
  335. When Day Is Done
  336. When God Forgives, He Forgets
  337. When I Have Ended My Pilgrimage Here
  338. When Jesus Leads
  339. When Jesus Whispers
  340. When My Day Seems Long and Dreary
  341. When the Dawn of Eternity Shall Appear
  342. When the Shadows Fall
  343. When the Holy Ghost Abides
  344. When Your Heart Is Right with God
  345. Where Jesus Goes I’ll Gladly Follow
  346. Where the Shadows of Sin Are Falling
  347. Where They Need No Sun
  348. While Jesus Is Passing By
  349. Who Can Find Sal­va­tion Free
  350. Who Can Touch Our Life?
  351. Who Will Go?
  352. Whosoever, That Means Me
  353. Why Carry Your Load Any Longer?
  354. Will the Circle Be Broken?
  355. Win the One Next to You
  356. Winner of Souls, A
  357. With My Savior I Abide
  358. Wonder Working Name, The
  359. Wonderful Foun­tain, A
  360. Wonderful Grace of Jesus
  361. Wonderful Healer Once Walked Among Men, A
  362. Wonderful, Infinite, Matchless Love
  363. Wonderful Love
  364. Wonderful Peace
  365. Wonderful the Power of Christ Our King
  366. Wonderful, Wonderful, Jesus Is to Me
  367. Wondrous Name, The
  368. Word of God, The
  369. Ye Shall Be Holy
  370. Ye Who Are Troubled and Burdened by Sin
  371. Yielded to Thee
  372. Yonder a Man in the Prison Dwells
  373. Your Roses May Have Thorns
  1. Are You on the Right Trail?
  2. Church in the Village, The
  3. Count Me
  4. Glory Just to Walk
  5. His Wonderful Love
  6. I’m Abiding in Canaan Land
  7. In the Promised Land
  8. In the Same Old Fashioned Way
  9. Jesus Has Lifted Me
  10. Jesus Intercedes for Me
  11. King of Glory, The
  12. Risk Is Too Great, The
  13. Steady, Brother, Steady
  14. There’s a Place in God’s Planning for You
  15. Years Can Not Take Him Away, The