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What says the Bible, the blessed Bible

What says the Bible, the blessed Bible

Author: F. E. Belden
Tune: [What says the Bible, the blessed Bible]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 What says the Bible, the blessed Bible?
This should my only question be;
Teachings of men so often mislead us,
What says the book of God to me?

Chorus:
What says the Bible? few can tell;
What says the Bible? study it well.
Keep the commandments, the ten commandments,
Look for the coming Saviour too.

2 Few ever study the law eternal,
Few ever seek to know or do;
Yet there are some who try to improve it,
Touching the fourth commandment too. [Chorus]

3 How will you answer at Jesus' coming
Ye who Jehovah's law construe?
Can you reply, "I've kept the commandments"?
Answer the question, each of you. [Chorus]

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1305

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: What says the Bible, the blessed Bible
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1254

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #1305

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