Hymn Story: Come As Ye Are Ye Who Are Troubled
Come As Ye Are Ye Who Are Troubled was written by Haldor Lillenas.
Lillenas was born in Stord Island, Norway in November 1885. He immigrated to the United States where he studied music. He pastored churches in Califronia and Indiana.
He married Bertha Mae Wilson, a songwriter like himself, and they became elders in the Church of the Nazarene. He traveled as an evangelist and opened the Lillenas Music Company in 1924. Six years later his music company was bought by Nazarene Publishing Company.
Lillenas wrote over 4,000 songs and supplied songs for many evangelist. He died in 1959 in Aspen, Colorado.