Haldor Lillenas (19 November 1885 – 18 August 1959) was "one of the most important twentieth-century gospel hymn writers and publishers" and is regarded as "the most influential Wesleyan / Holiness songwriter and publisher in the 20th century". Additionally, Lillenas was an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene, author, song evangelist, poet, music publisher and prolific hymnwriter, who is estimated to have composed over 4,000 hymns, the most famous being Wonderful Grace of Jesus. In 1931 Lillenas was the producer of Glorious Gospel Songs, the first hymnal for the Church of the Nazarene. In 1982 Lillenas was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
Birth and Death Data: Born November 19th, 1885, Died August 18th, 1959
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1932
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, author
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BSHQ-72360||10-in.||4/27/1932||He keeps on loving us still||Homer A. Rodeheaver||Male vocal solo, with organ||composer|
|Victor||[Trial 1923-12-24-02]||10-in.||12/24/1923||The fountain that never runs dry||Mr. Dunlop ; Mrs. Dunlop||Female-male vocal duet, unaccompanied||author|
|Columbia||81510||10-in.||1/31/1924||Wonderful peace||William McEwan||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W151310||10-in.||2/16/1931||Merrily sing||William McEwan||Male vocal solo, with violin, organ, and chimes||composer, lyricist|
|Brunswick||AL266-AL267||10-in.||2/12/1928||Shouting Hallelujah all the way||John McGhee ; Frank Welling||Male vocal duet, with guitar and harmonica||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lillenas, Haldor," accessed August 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111549.
Lillenas, Haldor. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111549.
"Lillenas, Haldor." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 August 2021.
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