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
  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 By­ways 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
  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
  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
  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
  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, 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