Soldiers in the holy strife

Soldiers in the holy strife

Author: F. E. Belden
Tune: ROOT
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Soldiers in the holy strife,
Battling for eternal life,
Where's the cause so just as yours
That so great reward insures?

2 God, the everlasting God,
Cleared the path his soldiers trod
Through the gloomy ages past,
Shall his strength fail us at last?

3 No! ye souls who faltering stand,
Grasp the sword with firmer hand;
Once again the word of God
Clears the path the martyrs trod!

4 Truth! O trusty weapon strong!
Theme for an immortal song!
Satan's trembling hosts declare
This is mighty, joined with prayer.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #606

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 >

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First Line: Soldiers in the holy strife
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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