Composer: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: WONDERFUL GRACE (Lillenas)
Composer: Haldor Lillenas (1918)
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 55555 65134 54333
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Piano Solo

  • Note-Worthy: Hymn Settings for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Bernadine W. Johnson
    Published By: The FJH Music Company, Inc. (2005) pp. 5
  • Rocky Mountain Praise: Hymns of Ascent for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Frank Milholland
    Published By: The FJH Music Company, Inc. (2005) pp. 10
  • The Church Pianist Volume 19 Number 3 January February 2003: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors David Sarandon; Robert W. Thygerson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2003) pp. 12
  • The Story Continues: 34 More All Time Favorite Hymns for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Anthony Burger
    Published By: Anthony Burger Productions (2001) pp. 32
  • Bock's Best Volume V: 50 Outstanding Piano Arrangements of Hymns and Gospel Songs
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1996) pp. 23
  • Don Wyrtzen Piano
    Composer/Editor Don Wyrtzen
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1994) pp. 11
  • For Today and Always: 32 Songs of the Faith arranged for Piano
    Composer/Editor W. Elmo Mercer
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1994) pp. 63
  • Timeless Tribute: Arrangements for the Early Advanced Pianist
    Composer/Editor Marilynn Joy Ham
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1987) pp. 46
  • Just Hooked by Gospel: Keyboard Folio
    Composer/Editors Don Wyrtzen; Carol McMillen
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1984) pp. 48

Piano and Organ Duet

  • Amazing Grace: Heartfelt Hymns and Gospel Songs for Organ and Piano
    Composer/Editor Mary McDonald
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2012) pp. 14
  • This Is My Story and My Song: Gospel Favorites for Piano and Organ
    Composer/Editor Paul Ferrin
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2004) pp. 16
  • God of Grace God of Glory
    Composer/Editor Don Phillips
    Published By: Genevox Music Group (2000) pp. 24
  • PedalPoint Volume 16 Number 4 June July August 1997: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Don Phillips
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1997) pp. 10

Piano Duet+: Piano Duet One Piano

  • Festive Hymns for Four Hands: Dynamic Favorites for Piano
    Composer/Editor Larry Shackley
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2012) pp. 12
  • Sunday Co-Motions: Sacred Favorites for Four Hands at One Piano
    Composer/Editor Jolene Boyd
    Published By: The FJH Music Company, Inc. (2004) pp. 26
  • Keyboard Duets: Sacred
    Composer/Editor Tedd Smith
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1970) pp. 28

Piano Duet+: Two Pianos Eight Hands

  • Piano Quartets Volume I: Eight Hands at Two Pianos
    Composer/Editor Rebecca Bonam
    Published By: SoundForth (2005) pp. 22

Voices: Vocal Solo

  • Hymns: 150 Beloved Hymns Piano / Vocal /Guitar
    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (2008) pp. 318
  • Down-Home Praise: 10 Gospel Hymns and Inspirational Favorites
    Composer/Editor Lyndell Leatherman
    Published By: The FJH Music Company, Inc. (2006) pp. 2


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #745
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #7592
Text: Wonderful Grace of Jesus
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Worship and Rejoice #362
Text: Wonderful Grace of Jesus


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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #328

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #163

Blessed Refuge #205

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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #609

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Celebremos Su Gloria #8


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #745

Church Gospel Songs and Hymns #264

Hinário para o Culto Cristão #193

Hymnal #150

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Hymns of Faith #205

Little Way Hymns No. 2 #9

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #786

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Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #291

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Rejoice Hymns #127

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Sacred Selections for the Church #452

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #99

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Sing Joyfully #319


Small Church Music #714

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Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #210

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The Celebration Hymnal #338

The Christian Life Hymnal #282


The Cyber Hymnal #7592

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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #198

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #159

The Pocket Harmony #9

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The Worshiping Church #497

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This Far By Faith #184

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #467

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Voices Together #170

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Worship and Rejoice #362

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Worship and Service Hymnal #261

Worship His Majesty #102

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Yes, Lord! #130

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #174

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