Thy Promise We Claim

Our Father in heaven, Thy promise we claim

Author: F. E. Belden
Tune: OTTO (Hakes)
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Our Father in heaven, thy promise we claim,
To meet with a few who have met in thy name;
We thank thee to-day for this Sabbath of rest,
Divine is its mission, divinely 'tis blest.

2 We praise thee, our Maker, our God, and our King,
Extolling thy goodness we joyfully sing;
For thou hast preserved us, and guarded our way,
From hour unto hour, and from day unto day.

3 O send us thy Spirit, and teach us thy word,
Nor let thy sweet blessings from us be deferred;
O help us, our Father, thy will to discern,
And ever to practice the truths that we learn.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #255

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: Our Father in heaven, Thy promise we claim
Title: Thy Promise We Claim
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d872

Page Scan

Pearly Portals #87

TextPage Scan

The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #255

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us