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Open the Windows of Heaven

Open the windows of heaven, O Lord, Here are my tithes

Author: F. E. Belden
Tune: [Open the windows of heaven, O Lord] (Belden)
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Open the windows of heav'n,
Here are my tithes for thee:
Sure is the promise contained in thy word;
Pour out a rich blessing on me.

Chorus:
Open the windows of heaven for me,
Open the windows of heaven for me;
Open, O Lord, open, O Lord,
The windows of heaven for me.

2 All that I have I would hold as thine,
Lent in thy love so free;
Add to these blessings thy presence divine,
The dearest of all gifts to me. [Chorus]

3 Thus would I prove thee, in faith, O Lord;
Bringing my tithe of all;
Thus would receive a far richer reward
Of heavenly blessings that fall. [Chorus]

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1223

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: Open the windows of heaven, O Lord, Here are my tithes
Title: Open the Windows of Heaven
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d866

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The Gospel Song Sheaf #137

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The Master's Praise #103

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #1223

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