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He's coming soon

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1 O Christian! have you heard it?
He's coming soon;
Though thousands have deferred it,
He's coming soon.
Let not thy heart grow weary,
He's coming soon;
Morn follows midnight dreary,
He's coming soon.
Leave all earth's sinful pleasures,
He's coming soon;
Lay up in heav'n your treasures,
He's coming soon.

2 Does now thy heart believe it?
He's coming soon;
Do you with joy receive it?
He's coming soon.
Prize not this world's possessions,
He's coming soon;
Trust not to vain professions,
He's coming soon.
Work on, with zeal increasing,
He's coming soon;
Pray always, without ceasing,
He's coming soon.

3 O day of joy and gladness!
He's coming soon;
O day of gloom and sadness!
He's coming soon.
It may be night or morning,
He's coming soon;
Do not reject the warning,
He's coming soon.
Are you prepared to meet him?
He's coming soon;
Can you look up and greet him?
He's coming soon.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1322

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 Christian, have you heard it
Title: He's coming soon
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Echoes of Paradise #138

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d749

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The Portfolio of Sunday School Songs #34

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #1322

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