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'Tis Love that Makes Us Happy

'Tis love that makes us happy

Author: F. E. Belden
Tune: ['Tis love that makes us happy]
Published in 10 hymnals

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1 'Tis love that makes us happy,
'Tis love that smooths the way;
It helps us "mind," it makes us kind
To others ev'ry day.

God is love; we're his little children.
God is love; we would be like him.
'Tis love that makes us happy,
'Tis love that smooths the way;
It helps us "mind," it makes us kind
To others ev'ry day.

2 This world is full of sorrow,
Of sickness, death, and sin;
With loving heart we'll do our part,
And try some soul to win. [Refrain]

3 And when this life is over,
And we are called above,
Our song shall be, eternally,
Of Jesus and his love. [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.) #567

Author: F. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: 'Tis love that makes us happy
Title: 'Tis Love that Makes Us Happy
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: God is love, we're his little [happy] children
Copyright: Public Domain



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