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Study Resources :: Music Resources :: Music beginning with 'A' :: Avis Marguerite Burgeson Christiansen

Hymns / Music :: Avis Marguerite Burgeson Christiansen

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Born: October 11, 1895, Chicago, Illinois.

Died: 1985, Chicago, Illinois.

Avis Marguerite Burgeson Christiansen (1895-1985)

Encouraged by her grandmother, a godly woman who loved the music of the soul as expressed in verse, Avis wrote her first poem at the age of ten. Then one Sunday morning in Moody Church, as she listened to a new song by Harry Dixon Loes, the Lord reminded her that the talent entrusted to her belonged to Him. Her immediate longing to express His love and blessing resulted in two hymns. One of them, “That Is Far Enough for Me,” was quickly set to music by Daniel Towner, then director of music for the Moody Bible Institute.

In 1917, Avis married Ernest C. Christiansen, who later became vice president in charge of investments for Moody Bible Institute. In spite of fulfilling the many duties of a busy homemaker, she continued to write with unfailing zeal. In addition to her hymns, she published two books of poetry:

  • His Faithfulness, 1949
  • Avis Christiansen’s Most-Loved Poems, 1962

In the foreword to her first book of poetry, the legendary pastor and author H. A. Ironside wrote:

Avis B. Christiansen is the gifted author of many of our sweetest gospel songs. By means of these her name is known around the world, for many of these delightful lyrics have been translated into various languages. She is a modest, retiring person whom few get to know beyond the circle of her immediate family and friends. With a very keen apprehension of spiritual realities, and a clear understanding of the great truths revealed in the Word of God, her hymns and poems are eminently Scriptural and soul-uplifting.

Hymns:

  1. Blessed Redeemer
  2. I Know I’ll See Jesus Someday
  3. It Is Glory Just to Walk With Him
  4. I’ve Found a Refuge
  5. Jesus Has Lifted Me
  6. Lost in His Love
  7. Love Found a Way
  8. Only Glory By and By
  9. Only One Life
  10. Precious Hiding Place
  11. Precious Melody
  12. That Is Far Enough for Me
  13. Trusting Thee More
  14. Victory in Jesus
  15. We Shall Gather in the Morning
  16. What Must I Do?

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