The students of Fountainview Academy sing a beautiful rendition of ‘The Helping Word.’
The song was composed by F.E. Belden who was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1858 and began writing music after moving to California with his family.
If any little word of mine
May make a dark life brighter,
If any little song of mine
May make a sad heart lighter.
F. E. Belden wrote many hymn tunes, gospel songs, in the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
He donated his papers and manuscripts to the church’s seminary when he died on December 2, 1945 in Battle Creek, Michigan.
God help me speak the helping word,
And sweeten it with singing.
And drop it in some lonely vale,
To set the echoes ringing.
Today as Fountainview Academy sings this beautiful cover we feel uplifted and encouraged in our spirit.