I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.@Galatians 2:20

Alice C. Hoffman, 1920.

Haldor Lillenas (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Haldor Lillenas (1885-1959)

If the love of all ages since time was begun
Could be suddenly welded or rolled into one,
It would be but a shadow I see,
It would be but a shadow I see;
By the side of His love when He died in my stead,
With a sorrow torn heart and a thorn piercèd head,
And His wonderful love was for me,
Yes, His wonderful love was for me.

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His wonderful love was for me,
His love that is priceless yet free;
When my soul’s hope was lost,
His love paid the cost,
O that wonderful love for me!

’Tis the costliest love that has ever been known,
Yet He paid the great price, and He paid it alone,
In the shadow of Calvary’s tree,
In the shadow of Calvary’s tree.
It is boundless as time and as wide as all space,
And it takes all of mankind within its embrace,
But this wonderful love was for me,
Yes, His wonderful love was for me.

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’Tis a love that will help me to live my life here,
Be it ever so pleasant, or lonely and drear,
To the treasures of life ’tis the key,
To the treasures of life ’tis the key.
It will pilot me down thro’ the shades of the tomb,
And will snatch my poor soul from eternity’s doom,
Yes, this wonderful love was for me,
Yes, His wonderful love was for me.

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