Launch the Life Boat

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: Launch the life boat, many souls are stranding
Title: Launch the Life Boat
Author: Franklin E. Belden

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Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d600
Songs for the King's Business #92Page Scan
The Gospel Song Sheaf: for Sunday schools and young peoples meetings, comprising primary songs, intermediate songs, gospel and special songs, and old hymns and tunes #208Page Scan
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1384Page Scan
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