Pray For The Erring

Pray for the erring ones faith shall reclaim them

Author: F. E. Belden
Tune: [Pray for the erring ones, faith shall reclaim them]
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Pray for the erring ones, faith shall reclaim them;
Doubt not the promises, plead them in prayer.
Loving and merciful, Jesus will save them;
Up to the mercy seat thy loved ones bear.

Always pray, pray for the erring;
Pray in faith, Jesus will hear;
Always pray, pray for the erring;
Prayer brings the wand'rers near.

2 Plead with them tenderly, point them to Jesus;
Tho' justly sorrowing, do not despair.
Kneel in the darkest hour, firmly believing;
On Christ the crucified cast all your care. [Refrain]

3 Let thine example be worthy thy calling,
Thy life is witnessing each day and hour.
Thousands now perishing long for a Saviour;
Show forth his wondrous love, tell of his power. [Refrain]

4 Walk with the Perfect One, choosing none other;
His robe of righteousness joyfully wear;
So shall the erring see beauty in Jesus,
So shall the Father hear and grant thy prayer. [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.) #550

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: Pray for the erring ones faith shall reclaim them
Title: Pray For The Erring
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Always pray, pray for the erring
Copyright: Public Domain



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Christ in Song #550

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