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Wide is the gate and broad the way

Wide is the gate and broad the way

Author: Franklin E. Belden
Published in 12 hymnals

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: Wide is the gate and broad the way
Author: Franklin E. Belden



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d372

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #694

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d575

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d343

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d828

Gospel Bells #d169

Gospel Bells #d170

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Hymns selected from various authors #523

The Church Hymn Book #d1182

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