Bearing fruit

Little ones may be just like the fruitful trees

Author: Franklin E. Belden
Tune: [Little ones may be just like the fruitful trees]
Published in 9 hymnals

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: Little ones may be just like the fruitful trees
Title: Bearing fruit
Author: Franklin E. Belden
Refrain First Line: Savior make us good and kind



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Action Songs for Boys and Girls, Vol.5 #d12
Cherub Choir #d12
Children's Praises #d37
Dew Drops: comprising new songs, hymns, etc. for young singers #44Page Scan
Junior Hymns #d76
Song and Study for God's Little Ones: collection of songs, studies and services for primary classes and junior societies. #42Page 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 #36Page Scan
The Primary and Junior Hymnal #98Page Scan
The Primary Sunday School Hymnal #d123
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