Not In The Hour Of Death

Not in the hour of death

Author: F. E. Belden
Tune: [Sorrow and care may meet] (Abt)
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Not in the hour of death,
Not when the pulse is low,
Not with the failing breath,
Not when you fear to go;

Come to Him now, come.
Come to Him now.
Jesus can save,
O come to him now;
Jesus will save,
O come to him now.

2 Not when the frost of time
Has changed the gold to gray;
Come in the golden prime
Of manhood's summer day. [Refrain]

3 Not when the noon of care
Has robbed the flow'rs of dew;
Come in the morning fair,
Of life's glad springtime new. [Refrain]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #47

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: Not in the hour of death
Title: Not In The Hour Of Death
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come to Him now
Copyright: Public Domain



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