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I am waiting for the morning, Of the day that brings release

I am waiting for the morning, Of the day that brings release

Author: Franklin E. Belden
Tune: [I am waiting for the morning]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1. I am waiting for the morning
Of the day that brings release,
Waiting for the golden dawning
Of God's everlasting peace.

Hasten on, day eternal!
Bid the night of sorrow cease;
Usher in love supernal,
Bring the golden golden dawn of peace.

2. O'er the hilltops brightly breaking,
Sun of Righteousness arise,
Ev'ry soul from slumber waking
As God's glory gilds the skies. [Chorus]

3. Endless joy for hours of crying,
Everlasting peace for care;
Immortality for dying,
Hallelujahs glad, for prayer! [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.) #881

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: I am waiting for the morning, Of the day that brings release
Author: Franklin E. Belden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hasten on, O day eternal
Copyright: Public Domain



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