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Beautiful Valley of Eden

Beautiful valley of Eden!

Author: W. O. Cushing
Tune: [Beautiful valley of Eden]
Published in 76 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Representative Text

1 Beautiful valley of Eden!
Sweet is thy noontide calm;
Over the hearts of the weary,
Breathing thy waves of balm.

Chorus:
Beautiful valley of Eden,
Home of the pure and blest,
How often amid the wild billows
I dream of thy rest, sweet rest!

2 Over the heart of the mourner
Shineth thy golden day,
Wafting the songs of the angels
Down from the far away. [Chorus]

3 There is the home of my Savior;
There, with the blood-washed throng,
Over the highlands of glory
Rolleth the great new song. [Chorus]

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #312

Author: W. O. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Beautiful valley of Eden!
Title: Beautiful Valley of Eden
Author: W. O. Cushing
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Beautiful valley of Eden
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Sacred Selections for the Church #435

Audio

Small Church Music #7456

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #398

Include 73 pre-1979 instances
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