Art Thou He that Should Come?

Art Thou He that should come, dear Lord?

Author: William Cushing
Tune: [Art Thou He that should come, dear Lord?]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Art Thou He that should come, dear Lord?
Then why are we bound in prison?
Why is our night so sad and long?
Why is our Light not risen?

Wait, brother, for the day is breaking,
Dreary night shall roll away;
All the shadows round thee gathering
Soon shall melt in a glorious day. [Refrain]

2 Art Thou He that should come, dear Lord?
Then why are the sad hearts crying?
Why are the poor still trampled down?
Why are the needy dying? [Refrain]

3 Art Thou He that was promised, Lord?
O hear Thou the captives weeping;
See how the tide of sin and woe
Wide o’er the world is sweeping. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #127

Author: William Cushing

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… Go to person page >

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First Line: Art Thou He that should come, dear Lord?
Title: Art Thou He that Should Come?
Author: William Cushing
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Wait, brother for the day
Copyright: Public Domain


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Joyful Lays #127

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