Fther, We Come to Thee

Father, we come to Thee, No other help have we

Author: F. E. Belden
Tune: [Father, we come to Thee] (Bostwick)
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Father, we come to Thee,
No other help have we;
Thou wilt our refuge be,
On Thee we call.
Earth is but dark and drear
Without Thy presence near;
Be Thou our comfort here,
Father of all.

Father, we come to Thee,
Turn not away;
Helpless we come to Thee,
Hear while we pray.

2 Save from our many foes,
Save from our earthly woes;
Be Thou our soul’s repose
In time of need.
Doubting are we, and weak;
To us sweet courage speak;
Thy mighty arm we seek
For strength indeed. [Refrain]

3 Give us Thy grace divine,
Seal us forever Thine;
Our wayward feet incline
From sin to flee.
Oh, guide us, we implore,
Till weary life is o’er,
And on a brighter shore
We dwell with Thee. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Melodies and Evangelistic Hymns #114

Author: F. 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: Father, we come to Thee, No other help have we
Title: Fther, We Come to Thee
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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