[O tender and sweet was the Father's voice] (Belden)

[O tender and sweet was the Father's voice] (Belden)

Composer: Franklin E. Belden (1895)
Published in 2 hymnals

Composer: 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 >

Tune Information

Composer: Franklin E. Belden (1895)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 55453 21177
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Over the Line

Oh, tender and sweet was the Father’s voice
As He lovingly called to me,
“Come over the line, it is only a step—
I’m waiting, My child, for thee.”

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The Church Hymnal: the official hymnal of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church #570

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