Make duty plain, O Lord

Make duty plain, O Lord

Author: F. E. Belden
Tune: KENTUCKY
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Make duty plain, O Lord,
Thy will we seek to know;
O grant thy Spirit with thy word,
To guide our steps below.

2 May feeling hearts be ours,
And tender conscience, too;
Awaken all our slumbering powers
Thy righteous will to do.

3 Help us thy truth to love,
And while we love, obey;
Be thou our counsel from above,
Show us thy will and way.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #765

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 >

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First Line: Make duty plain, O Lord
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d684

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