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Look for the Way-Marks

Look for the way marks as you journey on

Author: F. E. Belden
Tune: [Look for the waymarks as you journey on]
Published in 9 hymnals

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

Representative Text

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

Refrain
Look for the way-marks, the great prophetic way-marks,
Down through the ages, past the kingdoms four.
Look for the waymarks, the great prophetic way-marks;
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? [Refrain]

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. [Refrain]

Source: Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #596

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Look for the way marks as you journey on
Title: Look for the Way-Marks
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Look for the way-marks, the great prophetic way-marks
Publication Date: 1886
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

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

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
Text

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #596

Audio

Small Church Music #2637

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #11090

Include 6 pre-1979 instances
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