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Art thou he that should come, dear Lord

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

Full Text

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

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. 0 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… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Art thou he that should come, dear Lord
Author: William Cushing
Refrain First Line: Wait, brother for the day