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Even at the door

The coming King is at the door

Author: F. E. Belden
Tune: [The coming king is at the door] (Belden)
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The coming King is at the door,
Who once the cross for sinners bore,
But now the righteous ones alone,
He comes to gather home.

At the door, at the door,
At the door, yes, even at the door;
He is coming, He is coming,
He is even at the door.

2 The signs that show His coming near
Are fast fulfilling year by year,
And soon we’ll hail the glorious dawn
Of heav’n’s eternal morn. [Refrain]

3 Look not on earth for strife to cease,
Look not below for joy and peace,
Until the Saviour comes again
To banish death and sin. [Refrain]

4 Then in the glorious earth made new
We’ll dwell the countless ages through;
This mortal shall immortal be,
And time, eternity. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Melodies and Evangelistic Hymns #179

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: The coming King is at the door
Title: Even at the door
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: At the door
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Christ in Song #d523

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Christ in Song #930

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Gospel Melodies and Evangelistic Hymns #179

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1014

The Church Hymnal #546

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The Portfolio of Sunday School Songs #38

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #1325

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Zion's Praises (1st ed.) #193

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