[There's life in a look at the sacred cross]

[There's life in a look at the sacred cross]

Composer: F. E. Belden
Published in 5 hymnals


Composer: 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 >

Tune Information

Composer: F. E. Belden
Incipit: 55345 65123 32124
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #65TextPage Scan
Himnario Adventista : para uso en el culto divino #298
The Gospel Song Sheaf: for Sunday schools and young peoples meetings, comprising primary songs, intermediate songs, gospel and special songs, and old hymns and tunes #160Page Scan
The Master's Praise: a collection of songs for the Sunday-school #120Page Scan
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1217Page Scan
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