W. O. Cushing

W. O. Cushing
From Cyberhymnal
Short Name: W. O. Cushing
Full Name: Cushing, W. O. (William Orcutt), 1823-1903
Birth Year: 1823
Death Year: 1903

Rv William Orcutt Cushing USA 1823-1903. Born at Hingham, MA, he read the Bible as a teenager and became a follower of the Orthodox Christian school of thought. At age 18 he decided to become a minister, following in his parents theology. His first pastorate was at the Christian Church, Searsburg, NY. He married Hena Proper in 1854. She was a great help to him throughout his ministry. He ministered at several NY locations over the years, including Searsburg, Auburn, Brookley, Buffalo, and Sparta. Hena died in 1870, and he returned to Searsburg, again serving as pastor there. Working diligently with the Sunday school, he was dearly beloved by young and old. Soon after, he developed a creeping paralysis that caused him to lose his voice. He retired from ministry after 27 years. He once gave all his savings ($1000) to help a blind girl receive an education. He was instrumental in the erection of the Seminary at Starkey, NY. He gave material aid to the school for the blind at Batavia. He was mindful of the suffering of others, but oblivious to his own. After retiring, he asked God to give him something to do. He discovered he had a talent for writing and kept busy doing that. He authored about 300 hymn lyrics. The last 13 years of his life he lived with Rev. and Mrs. E. E Curtis at Lisbon Center, NY, and joined with the Wesleyan Methodist Church there. He died at Searsburg, NY.

John Perry

Cushing, William Orcutt , born at Hingham, Massachusetts, Dec. 31, 1823, is the author of the following hymns which appear in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos:—

1. Beautiful valley of Eden. Heaven.
2. Down in the valley with my Saviour I would go. Trusting to Jesus.
3. Fair is the morning land. Heaven.
4. I am resting so sweetly in Jesus now. Rest and Peace in Jesus.
5. I have heard of a land far away. Heaven.
6. O safe to the Rock that is higher than I. The Rock of Ages.
1. Ring the bells of heaven, there is joy today. Heavenly Joy over repenting Sinners.
8. We are watching, we are waiting. Second Advent anticipated.

Mr. Cushing has also several additional hymns in some American Sunday School collections, and collections of Sacred Songs.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology


Cushing, W. 0., p. 274, i. Other hymns are:—
1. O I love to think of Jesus . Thinking of Jesus.
2. There is joy in heaven! there is joy to-day. Angels joy over returning Sinners.
3. When He cometh, when He cometh. Advent.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Texts by W. O. Cushing (199)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
تحت جناحيه وجدت الأمناW. O. Cushing (Author)Arabic1
在祂翼下,平安穩妥我居住 (Zài tā yìxià, píng'ān wěntuǒ wǒ jūzhù)William O. Cushing (Author)Chinese2
A band of children free weWilliam Cushing (Author)2
A puni a'e au ina mea onouWilliam O. Cushing, 1823-1902 (Author)Hawaiian3
All over the valleys so green and fairRev. W. O. Cushing (Author)4
Alle Schatten schwinden wenn Jesus kommtW. O. Cushing (Author)German1
Ao vale calmo irei tranqüilo com JesusWilliam Cushing (Author)Portuguese2
Apples are ripeWilliam Cushing (Author)2
Art thou he that should come, dear LordW. O. Cushing (Author)2
Bajo sus alas habito seguroWilliam O. Cushing (Author)Spanish2
Bajo sus alas ¡seguro descanso!W. O. Cushing (Author)Spanish2
Be ready to labor with heart and willW. O. Cushing (Author)6
Be ready with the heart, be ready with the handRev. W. O. Cushing (Author)3
Beautiful valley of Eden! William Orcutt Cushing (Author)English74
Beyond the sea, life's boundless seaRev. W. O. Cushing (Author)3
Blessed are the friendsWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)2
Breaking through the mists and shadowsWilliam Cushing (Author)9
Bright is the morning of the day of jubileeWilliam Cushing (Author)2
Bring some one to Jesus todayWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)2
Cheer, O cheer, ye sons of ZionRev. W. O. Cushing (Author)3
Children, rally, rally for the armiesWilliam Cushing (Author)3
Chime on, sweet bells, let the notes rejoiceWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)2
Climbing up the steeps of gloryWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)4
Come, come, come, the bellsWilliam Cushing (Author)2
Come to the meadows againWilliam Cushing (Author)2
Cuando venga JesucristoSr. W. O. Cushing (Translator)Spanish2
Down in the valley with my Savior I would goWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)English132
Drunten im Tale, wo die stillen WasserW. O. Cushing (Author)German4
Es Cristo el amigo de todos los niñosWilliam O. Cushing (Author)Spanish2
Fair is the morn on that radiant shoreRev. W. O. Cushing (Author)2
Fair is the morning land, bright is the shoreRev. W. O. Cushing (Author)7
Follow, follow, I would follow JesusW. O. Cushing (Author)English1
Freude ist im Himmel! denn ein Sünder kehrtWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)German4
From the shining morning landWilliam Cushing (Author)3
Gathering home to the silent shoreWilliam Cushing (Author)4
Goodbye, goodbye, we hope again to meet youWilliam Cushing (Author)4
Hail the joyful tidingsWilliam Cushing (Author)2
Hark, 'tis the angel chorus repeatingRev. W. O. Cushing (Author)3
He came in his beauty, strength and prideWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)4
He came in the hush of the silent nightWilliam Cushing (Author)3
Hear them chiming forth his gloryRev. W. O. Cushing (Author)6
Hear them chiming forth the Master's gloryWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)2
Heavenly Father teach the wayWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)7
Herrliches, liebliches ZionWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)German5
Home, Home, brightest and fairestWilliam Cushing (Author)3
Home, home, sweet, sweet homeWilliam Cushing (Author)1
Homes for the children our Lord is preparingW. O. Cushing (Author)4
How sad it would be, if when thou dost callW. O. Cushing (Author)37
I am clinging to the Rock, Though the waves are wild and darkRev. W. O. Cushing (Author)9
I am glad we're on the rock when the storms are wildWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)8
I am longing for heaven, for the bright land of EdenWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)3
I am resting so sweetly in Jesus nowRev. W. O. Cushing (Author)1
I am waiting all dayWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)2
I am waiting by the river, And my heart has waited longWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)32
I ask not why some days are fairWilliam Cushing (Author)11
I have heard of a land far awayWilliam Cushing (Author)10
I heard them say in the holy cityWilliam Cushing (Author)2
I love to think of Jesus as he sat beside the seaWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)2
I see the shining domes afarWilliam Cushing (Author)2
I sometimes think 'tis too good to be trueWilliam Cushing (Author)4
I want to so live that my heartWilliam Cushing (Author)2
I will praise my GodRev. W. O. Cushing (Author)2
I will tell what the LordW. O. Cushing (Author)2
I would toil in the field where he calleth me to goWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)18
If I were an angel, with a bright and starry crownWilliam Cushing (Author)4
If you want to see the lightWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)2
I'm resting so sweetly in Jesus nowRev. W. O. Cushing (Author)English4
In seiner Hand, bin ich sicher geborgenW. O. Cushing (Author)German1
In the land where the bright ones are gatheredWilliam Cushing (Author)4
Ingen moerk dal mera paa Jesu dagWilliam Cushing (Author)2
I've anchored my soul in the haven of restWilliam O. Cushing (Author)English1
Jesús de los cielos William Orcutt Cushing, 1823-1902 (Author)Spanish2
Jesu Cristo ha venidoW. O. Cushing (Author)Spanish2
Jesus knows thy sorrowW. O. Cushing (Author)English6
Keinen Heiland, keinen JesumW. O. Cushing (Author)German3
Let all within me praiseW. O. Cushing (Author)2
Let my heart be pure from sinW. O. Cushing (Author)3
Let us never sigh nor falterWilliam Cushing (Author)5
Let us rally round the wordWilliam Cushing (Author)3
Let us strew their path with rosesWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)2
Lift up your facesWilliam Cushing (Author)1
Lift up your head, desponding ChristianWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)2
Listen to the chime of the bellsWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)3
Little children, little children Who love their RedeemerWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)2
Live to do good, this world should beWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)5
Live to do your dutyRev. W. O. Cushing (Author)3
L'utet, Himmelsglocken, Freude kuendet heutWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)3
Make hay, while the sun shinesWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)3
Malalo o Kona eheu malu wau laWilliam O. Cushing, 1823-1902 (Author)Hawaiian2
March on, march on, for the Lord is before usRev. W. O. Cushing (Author)3
Mihira, ry mponina ao an-danitraW. O. Cushing (Author)Malagasy2
Mine be a hope that is changeless and sureWilliam Cushing (Author)3
Minha esperança, Jesus, assegurasWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)Portuguese2
Morn so fairWilliam Cushing (Author)3
My days are passing sweetlyWilliam Cushing (Author)2
My Father, while on earth I stayWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)6
My heart is glad for this I knowWilliam Cushing (Author)2
My mother's cot was by the seaWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)2
Naar han kommer, naar han kommerWilliam Cushing (Author)2
Ned uti dalen med min Jesus vill jag gaWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)2
Nede i dalen med min Jesus vil jeg gaaW. O. Cushing (Author)Norwegian2
Nere i dalen med min Jesus vill jag gåW. O. Cushing (Author)Swedish2
No one can tell whatWilliam Cushing (Author)2
När han kommer, när han kommerWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)Swedish7
O banner of Jesus, in triumph advancingWilliam Cushing (Author)5
O Christian, now be trueRev. W. O. Cushing (Author)3
O give thy heart to JesusRev. W. O Cushing (Author)4
O herre min klippa min salighets borgWilliam Cushing (Author)2
O I love to think of Jesus as he sat beside the seaWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)21
O Jesus, star of the morningWilliam Cushing (Author)2
O safe to the Rock that is higher than IWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)English204
O Savior, we pray theeW. O. Cushing (Author)4
O sokkertil Klippen, vel proevet, jeg ty'rWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)2
O sweet are the moments, so hallowed in feelingW. O. Cushing (Author)2
O the children may come to the Savior nowWilliam Cushing (Author)2
O the name, the name of JesusWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)14
O the Sabbath hours are so calmWilliam Cushing (Author)2
O the wells of salvation that in Jesus I findWilliam Cushing (Author)3
O they need not depart, no, they need not departWilliam Cushing (Author)2
O to have no Christ, no SaviorWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)24
O wanderer, come to the Father's homeRev. W. O Cushing (Author)2
O watchman on the mountain heightRev. W. O. Cushing (Author)3
O we have studied hard nowWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)2
O'er the wide ocean where tempests are sleepingWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)4
O blessed promise of my GodW. O. Cushing (Author)2
O children, come to your Father's houseRev. W. O. Cushing (Author)4
¡Oh! salvo en la Roca más alta que yoW. O. Cushing (Author)Spanish2
O the bells, the joyful bellsRev. W. O. Cushing (Author)3
Once more, O Lord, we prayWilliam Cushing (Author)4
One soul redeemed by Jesus' bloodW. O. Cushing (Author)2
Our Lord is crowned Immanuel, KingWilliam Cushing (Author)2
Over the hills are the pasturesWilliam Cushing (Author)4
Peaceful and beautiful haven of restRev. W. O. Cushing (Author)5
Peaceful are the tents of the people of the LordWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)3
Precious is the hope that in Jesus we cherishW. O. Cushing (Author)2
Ring i himlens klockorWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)2
Ring med Himlens KlokkerWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)2
Ring the bells of heaven! There is joy todayWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)English184
Saliga himmelska edenWilliam Cushing (Author)2
Salinongna, agtaeng toy cararuacW. O. Cushing (Author)Tagalog2
Schallt, ihr Himmelsglocken, Engel, jubelt heut'William Orcutt Cushing (Author)German5
See, O see the shining angelsWilliam Cushing (Author)3
See, the sun is peepingWilliam Cushing (Author)2
Sei Du, Herr, mein Fels, meine Burg und mein HortW. O. Cushing (Author)German1
Sitting by the wayside, sinful, weak and blindW. O. Cushing (Author)English4
Skjoenne og herlige EdenWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)2
So many, many merciesRev. W. O. Cushing (Author)2
Someone must go to the far off landsWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)4
Suenen dulces himnos, gratos al SeñorW. O. Cushing (Author)Spanish6
Summer days are coming, comingWilliam Cushing (Author)1
Sunny weather, sunny weatherWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)2
Sweet are the bells of the morningRev. W. O. Cushing (Author)9
Sweet is the sunlightWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)2
Ten thousand hearts are bowing at the feet of Christ our KingWilliam Cushing (Author)2
Tenting by the shoreW. O. Cushing (Author)4
The banners of peace are unfurledWilliam Cushing (Author)3
The Christian, faint and weary, still journeys bravely onWilliam Cushing (Author)2
The day is departing, its hours are pastWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)English2
The evening dews are fallingWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)5
The fishers sat within their boatWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)4
The hosts of God are marchingWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)1
The Savior is waiting and callingW. O. Cushing (Author)2
The sky was dark aboveWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)3
The temperance banner shall triumph yetRev. W. O. Cushing (Author)English2
There are millions now who have heard his voiceWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)7
There in the glory of the shining landWilliam Cushing (Author)2
There is no dew on the mountains of ZionWilliam Cushing (Author)2
There were many children's voicesW. O. Cushing (Author)4
There'll be no dark valley when Jesus comesWilliam O. Cushing, 1823-1902 (Author)English71
There'll be no more sorrowWilliam Cushing (Author)2
There's a bright, happy home high in heaven aboveWilliam Cushing (Author)4
They have triumphed at lastRev. W. O. Cushing (Author)3
They tell me there are dangers, In the path my feet must treadWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)9
They were watching on the hillsidesW. O. Cushing (Author)8
This little lamb is DollieWilliam Cushing (Author)2
Though all men forsake Him, yet we must not fearWilliam Cushing (Author)2
Times flies, they say, it fliesWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)3
'Tis only just a step that weWilliam Cushing (Author)2
'Tis wrong to be cross, dearWilliam Cushing (Author)2
Tossed by the tempestWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)3
Tread softly, tread softlyWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)2
Under hans vinger i tryghed jeg dvælerRev. W. O. Cushing (Author)Norwegian2
Under his wings I am safely abidingRev. W. O. Cushing (Author)English112
我今願跟隨耶穌 (Wǒ jīn yuàn gēnsuí yēsū)W. O. Cushing (Author)Chinese2
Waiting still whate'er betideW. O. Cushing (Author)2
Wake, O wake, the bells of morningWilliam Cushing (Author)3
We are all a band of scholarsWilliam Cushing (Author)3
We are watching, we are waiting For the bright prophetic dayRev. W. O. Cushing (Author)English41
We should think how we all feel the power of sinW. O. Cushing (Author)2
Wenn der Heiland, wenn der HeilandWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)German7
When he cometh, when he comethWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)English348
When my feet shall come to the golden gateRev. William O. Cushing (Author)2
When summer blooms are rarestWilliam Cushing (Author)2
When the children all come seekingRev. W. O. Cushing (Author)4
Who may be this wondrous StrangerW. O. Cushing (Author)2
Who will meet me when I dieWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)10
Wie einst die Jünger, mit dem Heiland möcht' ich gehnW. O. Cushing (Author)German1
Wo sind Tod und SchreckenWilliam Orcutt Cushing (Author)2
在憂傷、痛苦、危險四圍之時 (Zài yōushāng, tòngkǔ, wéixiǎn sìwéi zhī shí)W. O. Cushing (Author)Chinese2
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