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Wonder of the countless spheres

Wonder of the countless spheres

Author: F. E. Belden
Tune: PLEYEL'S HYMN
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Wonder of the countless spheres!
See the Son of God in tears!
He by whom the worlds were made,
He on whom our sins were laid.

2 See him bear the cross of shame;
Hear the world revile his name:
Lo! he dies that we may live,
All who on his name believe.

3 In the tomb behold him laid
Whom the universe obeyed;
See him rise, ascend to God,
There to plead his precious blood.

4 Now he stands before the throne,
Pleading for his loved, his own:
"Father, I my life-blood gave
These to ransom, these to save."

5 "If I go I'll come again,"
Preach this gospel to all men;
Now redemption's work goes on,
Then redemption's work is done.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #333

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: Wonder of the countless spheres
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1334

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #333

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