I will sing of Jesus' love, Sing of him who first loved me

I will sing of Jesus' love, Sing of him who first loved me

Author: Franklin E. Belden
Tune: [I will sing of Jesus' love]
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1 I will sing of Jesus' love,
Sing of him who first loved me;
For he left bright worlds above,
And died on Calvary.

Refrain:
I will sing of Jesus' love,
Endless praise my heart shall give;
He has died that I might live,--
I will sing his love to me

2 Ere a tear had dim'd mine eyes,
Jesus' tears for me did flow;
Ere my first faint prayer could rise,
He had prayed in tones of woe. [Refrain]

3 O the depths of love divine!
Earth or heav'n can never know
How that sins as dark as mine
Can be made as white as snow. [Refrain]

4 Nothing good for him I've done;
How could he such love bestow?
Lord, I own my heart is won;
Help me now my love to show. [Refrain]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #194

Author: 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 >

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First Line: I will sing of Jesus' love, Sing of him who first loved me
Author: Franklin E. Belden

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The Cyber Hymnal #3183
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Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #183
Small Church Music #2251Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #3183TextScoreAudio
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