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Like Caleb and Joshua stand

Like Caleb and Joshua stand

Author: Franklin E. Belden
Tune: [Like Caleb and Joshua stand]
Published in 6 hymnals

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Full Text

1. Like Caleb and Joshua stand,
On the borders of the promised land,
Obeying Jehovah’s command, saying,

As for me and my house,
As for me and my house,
As for me and my house,
We will serve the Lord.

2. Well able to enter the land,
Tell it out to every doubting band;
Faith bringeth the triumph God planned, saying, [Refrain]

3. Walled cities go seven times round,
Perseverance is with victory crowned;
Sin giants of habit are bound, saying, [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #247

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: Like Caleb and Joshua stand
Author: Franklin E. Belden
Refrain First Line: As for me and my house



The Cyber Hymnal #247
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