The faithful three

Representative Text

1 Look upon the golden image,
Hear the king's decree,
See the burning fiery furnace,
And the faithful three.

Chorus:
Stand for the right
Wherever you may be,
Trust in the Lord,
Like the faithful three.
We will follow their example,
Brave and faithful three,
Bowing not before the image
At the world's decree.

2 'Twas a heathen king's commandment
Governed conscience then,
Yet how bravely for Jehovah
Stood those noble men! [Chorus]

3 So when earthly creeds of error
Bid you bend the knee,
Turn and read the simple story
Of the faithful three. [Chorus]

4 God is able to deliver
As in days of old,
All who walk the path of duty,
Fearless, firm, and bold. [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.) #521

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: Look upon the golden image
Title: The faithful three
Author: Franklin E. Belden
Refrain First Line: Stand for the right wherever you may be

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