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Are you tenting on the lowlands

Representative Text

1 Are you tenting on the lowlands
Of the fated, flow'ry plain?
Are you nearing life's high mountains,
As the night comes on again?

Chorus:
Keep tenting toward the highlands,
Each evening nearer home,
Keep tenting toward the highlands,
Keep tenting nearer home.

2 Does fair Sodom in her glory
Beckon you with ease or gain?
Heed her awful judgment story;
Linger not, her joys are vain. [Chorus]

3 To the mountains of salvation!
Hear the angel, Mercy, call;
Do not tarry! look not backward!
Hasten on ere vengeance fall. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #54

Author: Franklin E. Belden

Belden was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1858. He began writing music in his late teenage years after moving to California with his family. For health reasons he later moved to Colorado. He returned to Battle Creek with his wife in the early 1880s, and there he became involved in Adventist Church publishing. F. E. Belden wrote many hymn tunes, gospel songs, and related texts in the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Belden was able to rapidly write both music and poetry together which enabled him to write a song to fit a sermon while it was still being delivered. He also wrote songs for evang­el­ist Bil­ly Sun­day. Though Belden’s later years were marred by misunderstandings with the church leadership over his royal… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Are you tenting on the lowlands
Author: Franklin E. Belden
Refrain First Line: Keep tenting toward the highlands

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Christ in Song #d35

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Christ in Song #54

Gospel Songs for Men, a Collection of Quartets and Choruses for Male Voices #d7

Pentecostal Hymns No. 2, a Winnowed Collection for Evangelistic Services #d8

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The Gospel Song Sheaf #100

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