|Short Name:||Franklin E. Belden|
|Full Name:||Belden, F. E. (Franklin Edson), 1858-1945|
Franklin E. Belden (1858-1945)
Born: March 21, 1858, Battle Creek, Michigan.
Died: December 2, 1945, Marshall, Michigan.
Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Michigan.
When he was eight years old, Belden’s family moved to California, where he first composed music. Due to breathing problems, Belden later moved to Colorado. He eventually returned to Battle Creek, Michigan, around age 30. He joined the Review and Herald Publishing Company, and stayed in Battle Creek until about 1910, when he began writing songs for evangelist Billy Sunday.
Belden’s aunt was Ellen Harmon White, one of the pioneers of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Though Belden’s later years were marred by misunderstandings with the church leadership over his royalties, he did donate his papers and manuscripts to the church’s seminary at his death.
1.Ask for the Showers of Blessing
2.Build on the Rock
3.Cover with His Life
4.Hold Fast Till I Come
5.I Will Sing of Jesus’ Love
6.Joy By and By
7.Judgment Has Set, The
8.Let Every Lamp Be Burning Bright
9.Look for the Way-Marks
10.Stand by the Bible
11.There’s No Other Name Like Jesus
12.’Tis Love That Makes Us Happy
13.We Know Not the Hour
|Hymnals by Franklin E. Belden (4)||As|
|Christ in Song||F. E. Belden (Editor)|
|Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.)||F. E. Belden (Editor)|
|Songs for the King's Business||F. E. Belden (Editor)|
|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||F. E. Belden (Editor)|