Old and Classic Hymns

Long Upon the Mountain Hymn Story and Lyrics – Annie R Smith

Long Upon the Mountain Hymn Story Long Upon the Mountain is a hymn penned by Annie R Smith, an Adventist musician who composed several hymns in her lifetime, ten of which are in the current SDA Church hymnal.  This one is hymn no. 447 in the hymnal. This hymn first appeared in the Review and …

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Look For The Waymarks Hymn Story and Lyrics – Franklin Edson Belden

Look For The Waymarks Story. This is another hymn from the pen of Franklin E Belden. He wrote this in 1886. It is hymn no. 596 in the SDA church hymnal. It is based on the prophecy of Daniel chapter 2. In this chapter, the bible says that King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had a dream …

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Softly And Tenderly Jesus Is Calling Hymn History and Lyrics

Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling Hymn Lyrics Will L Thompson Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,Calling for you and for me;See, on the portals He’s waiting and watching,Watching for you and for me. Refrain:Come home, come home,You who are weary, come home;Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,Calling, O sinner, come home! Why should we tarry …

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Christian War Hymns: Gustavus Adolphus Battle Song

Gustavus Adolphus Battle Song Story Out of the heroic struggles of the Thirty Years’ War, which saved for the world the fruit of the sixteenth-century Reformation, there stands forth one gigantic son of the Vikings, the noble Gustavus Adolphus, king of Sweden. His name is inseparably linked with one of the really great hymns of …

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Saved From Certain Death While Singing Jesus Lover of My Soul Hymn

A War Incident    A party of Northern tourists formed part of a large company gathered on the deck of an excursion steamer that was moving slowly down the historic Potomac one beautiful evening in the summer of 1881.    A gentleman, who has since gained a national reputation as an evangelist of song, had …

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