Kneeling at the Cross

I'm kneeling at the cross, The cross of Calvary

Author: F. E. Belden
Tune: [I'm kneeling at the cross]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I'm kneeling at the cross,
The cross of Calvary;
All earthly gain is loss
That hideth this from me.

Kneeling, humbly kneeling;
Jesus hears me pray;
And now, his love revealing,
He takes my guilt away.

2 O sweetest hour of day!
O dearest hour of night!
When kneeling, thus I pray,
"Direct me, Lord, aright." [Chorus]

3 His mercy is my plea,
No hope in self have I;
His blood was shed for me,
This is my only cry. [Chorus]

4 When most I feel my need,
Then greatest strength is mine;
And often as I plead
I feel his touch divine. [Chorus]

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1237

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 >

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First Line: I'm kneeling at the cross, The cross of Calvary
Title: Kneeling at the Cross
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Kneeling, humbly kneeling
Copyright: Public Domain


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