[O there'll be joy when the work is done]

[O there'll be joy when the work is done]

Composer: Franklin Edson Belden (1886)
Published in 4 hymnals


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Composer: Franklin Edson 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 Edson Belden (1886)
Incipit: 54513 35447 71246
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #3404
Text: Joy By and By
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Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #430
Small Church Music #1222Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #3404TextScoreAudio
Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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