We'll stand by the Bible, God's message to man

We'll stand by the Bible, God's message to man

Author: Franklin E. Belden
Tune: [We'll stand by the Bible, God's message to man]
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1. We’ll stand by the Bible, God’s message to man,
Revealing His love in Redemption’s great plan;
It tells how death entered with sin and the fall,
Of life freely offered through Jesus to all.

Stand by the Bible, walk by the Bible,
Teach by the Bible, revealing God’s plan;
Stand by the Bible, study the Bible,
Live by the Bible, God’s message to man.

2. No book so abounding in wonderful truth,
No guide so unerring for childhood and youth,
No counsel so needed by man in his bloom,
No comfort so sweet on the verge of the tomb. [Refrain]

3. Through ages when faith spurned the fetters of might,
It shone like a star on the bosom of night;
Its word was the rule of the millions who bled,
Its hope was their stay when the last prayer was said. [Refrain]

4. We’ll follow thy teachings, blest word from above,
We’ll live by thy pattern of infinite love,
Believing, obeying, and watching with prayer,
Till grace shall for Heaven our spirits prepare. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5937

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



The Cyber Hymnal #5937
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