Who is on the Lord's side, Always true

Who is on the Lord's side, Always true

Author: F. E. Belden
Tune: [Who is on the Lord's side?] (Belden)
Published in 17 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Who is on the Lord's side?
Always true;
There's a right and wrong side,
Where stand you?

Chorus:
Choose now,
Choose now,
On the right or wrong side?
False or true?
Choose now,
Choose now,
On the right or wrong side?
Where stand you?

2 Thousands on the wrong side
Choose to stand;
Still 'tis not the strong side,
True and grand. [Chorus]

3 Come and join the Lord's side;
Ask you why?
'Tis the only safe side
By and by. [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.) #59

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: Who is on the Lord's side, Always true
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Choose now, choose now
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

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Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 #150

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Songs for the King's Business #160

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Songs of Rejoicing #37

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Songs of the New Crusade #131

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Sparkling and Bright #37

The Church and School #d239

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The Gospel Song Sheaf #70

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #1299

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Words of Life #30

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