Soul, amid the earth sorrows dwelling

Soul, amid the earth sorrows dwelling

Author: Franklin E. Belden
Tune: [Soul amid earth sorrows dwelling]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. Soul amid earth sorrows dwelling,
Sighing for the strife to cease,
Lo! the promise sweet foretelling
Soon shall come the Prince of Peace.

Chorus:
I shall be satisfied then,
I shall be satisfied then;
When the King of kings, with angels attending,
Rends the azure sky, in glory descending,
When the saints awake in his own likeness,
I shall be satisfied then.

2. Saddened by the world's complaining,
Burdened with the ceaseless care,
Tell me! is there rest remaining
For the toilers over there? [Chorus]

3. Patient wait God's time for going,
Murmur not though long thy stay,
Ever trusting, ever knowing
Thou shalt dwell with him some day. [Chorus]

4. Born of God, the soul can never
Willing here with sin abide;
Earth is not the glad forever
Where the soul is satisfied. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #875

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 >

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First Line: Soul, amid the earth sorrows dwelling
Author: Franklin E. Belden
Refrain First Line: I shall be satisfied

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Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #875

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