Stand like Caleb, though the world oppose

Stand like Caleb, though the world oppose

Author: Franklin E. Belden
Tune: [Stand like Caleb, tho' the world oppose]
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1. Stand like Caleb, tho’ the world oppose;
Vict’ry’s keynote is believing;
There’s no danger from ten thousand foes,
God’s almighty pow’r receiving.

Stand like Caleb! fear no foe,
Trust, ye doubting, in Jehovah’s might;
God is leading, forward go,
Never falter in the cause of right.

2. Are there giants in the upward way?
Are there cities walled to heaven?
Glorious vict’ry shall be ours each day,
Trusting God by whom ’tis given. [Refrain]

3. There’s a land with milk and honey blest;
Why be faithless and fainthearted?
On Jehovah’s strong assurance rest,
Sin’s defense is now departed. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6315

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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Author: Franklin E. Belden



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