For Jesus, all my morning hours

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1. For Jesus, all my morning hours,
For Jesus, all my noonday pow'rs;
For Jesus, evening's gathered flow'rs,
For Jesus, all for Jesus.

2. For Jesus, all the songs I sing,
For Jesus, all the praise I bring,
For Jesus, he who bore death's sting,
My Jesus; all for Jesus.

3. For Jesus, all the gold he leads,
For Jesus, all the strength he sends,
For Jesus, heart and home and friends,
For Jesus, all for Jesus.

4. For Jesus, all who sigh in sin,
For Jesus, all that love can win,
For Jesus, King enthroned within,
Yes, all, and more, for Jesus.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #821

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 >

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First Line: For Jesus, all my morning hours
Author: Franklin E. Belden

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