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Look for the way marks

Look for the way marks

Author: Franklin E. Belden
Tune: LOOK FOR THE WAYMARKS
Published in 7 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Full Text

1 Look for the way-marks as you journey on,
Look for the way-marks, passing one by one;
Down thro' the ages, past the kingdoms four,
Where are we standing?
Look the way-marks o'er.

Chorus:
Look for the way-marks, the great prophetic way-marks,
Down thro' the ages, past the kingdoms four.
Look for the waymarks, the great prophetic waymarks;
The journey's almost o'er.

2 First, the Assyrian kingdom ruled the world,
Then Medo Persia's banners were unfurled;
And after Greece held universal sway,
Rome seized the scepter,
Where are we today? [Chorus]

3 Down in the feet of iron and of clay,
Weak and divided, soon to pass away;
What will the next great, glorious drama be?
Christ and his coming,
And eternity. [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.) #586

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 >

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #11090
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Small Church Music #2637
  • PDF Score (PDF)

Instances

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Small Church Music #2637Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #11090TextScoreAudio
Include 5 pre-1979 instances



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