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O blest are they that mourn

O blest are they that mourn

Author: F. E. Belden
Tune: SILVERTON (Barnes)
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O! blest are they that mourn,
Their comfort will I be;
For sorrows deep I oft have borne,
With none to comfort me.

2 I've stood beside the grave,
I weep with those that weep
For I have felt death's chilling wave,
And crossed its waters deep.

3 I have the keys of death,
To me they have been given;
I'll call again the fleeting breath,
When portals dark are riven.

4 How blessed here to mourn,
And there be comforted
When Christ shall call again his own,
And bring them from the dead!

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #949

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: O blest are they that mourn
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d743

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #949

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