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My Song

Representative Text

1 O Jesus my Redeemer,
Thou art my joy and song,
My Saviour and my solace
When griefs around me throng.

Chorus:
O Jesus my Redeemer,
My song shall be of Thee;
No other friend so constant,
No other friend so dear to me.

2 Thou art my hope and comfort,
Thro' all the weary years,
When shadows dark surround me,
When fall the bitter tears. [Chorus]

3 I trust in Thee, my Saviour,
My faithful friend and guide,
For Thou to me art dearer
Than all on earth beside. [Chorus]

4 Thou art my soul's rejoicing
While in this world of sin,
Thou shalt be my rejoicing
The heav'nly gates within. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #234

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 Jesus, my Redeemer
Title: My Song
Author: Franklin E. Belden

Timeline

Instances

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Christ in Song #d410

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Christ in Song #234

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d785

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Pearly Portals for the Sabbath School #5

The Church Hymnal #613

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #1195

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