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Once I heard a footstep, twas Jesus at the door

Once I heard a footstep, twas Jesus at the door

Author: Franklin E. Belden
Published in 2 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Once I heard a footstep, twas Jesus at the door
Author: Franklin E. Belden
Refrain First Line: Knocking, knocking, who is there

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Joy Bells of Heaven #d54

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Joyful Greeting #22

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