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O heart bowed down with sorrow, O eyes that long

O heart bowed down with sorrow, O eyes that long

Author: Franklin E. Belden
Tune: [O heart bowed down with sorrow!]
Published in 12 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O heart bowed down with sorrow!
O eyes that long for sight!
There's gladness in believing;
In Jesus there is light.

"Come unto me, all ye that labor,
and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me;
for I am meek and lowly in heart:
and ye shall find rest unto your souls."

2 Earth's fleeting gain and pleasure
Can never satisfy;
'Tis love our joy doth measure,
For love can never die. [Refrain]

3 Divinest consolation
Doth Christ the Healer give;
Art thou in condemnation?
Repent, believe and live. [Refrain]

4 His peace is like a river,
His love is like a song;
His yoke's a burden never;
'Tis easy all day long. [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.) #16

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 >

Text Information

First Line: O heart bowed down with sorrow, O eyes that long
Author: Franklin E. Belden
Refrain First Line: Come unto me, all ye that labor



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

Christ in Song #d406

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Christ in Song #16

Christian Hymns #d208

Christian Hymns III #d249

Great Songs of the Church #d246

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Great Songs of the Church #220

Notes of Gladness #d87

Sacred Selections for the Church #580

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Sunday-School Praises #138

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The Gospel Chorus #26

The Hymnal, a Collection of Gospel Songs and Hymns #d188

The New Alphabetical Hymnal #d278

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