A Parting Blessing

O give us a parting blessing As from thy house we go

Author: Franklin E. Belden
Tune: [O give us a parting blessing]
Published in 5 hymnals

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: O give us a parting blessing As from thy house we go
Title: A Parting Blessing
Author: Franklin E. Belden

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Gathered Jewels: a collection of Sunday School hymns and tunes by a selected corps of authors of great prominence; this book contains a department of christian heart songs especially prepared for youn #128Page Scan
Pearly Portals for the Sabbath School #92Page Scan
The Gospel Song Sheaf: for Sunday schools and young peoples meetings, comprising primary songs, intermediate songs, gospel and special songs, and old hymns and tunes #98Page Scan
The Saints' Hymnal #d245
Zion's Praises (1st ed.) #90Page Scan
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