1 Hallelujahs to Jesus!
His wondrous salvation our tongues shall declare.
Sound the life invitation,
Call the glad coronation;
The Lord of creation the crown shall wear.
2 Strike the cymbals of gladness,
Hush the lone harps of sadness;
He lives who redeemed us from death's awful gloom.
Tell the wonderful story,
From the manger to glory;
All hail to King Jesus who burst the tomb!
3 With the angels uniting,
In his praises delighting,
Both here and in heav'n shall our joy anthem ring.
For his love ever vernal,
For his mercy eternal,
Let glory supernal crown Jesus Christ.
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 >