Beyond the Sea

Beyond the sea, life's boundless sea

Author: William Cushing
Tune: [Beyond the sea, life's boundless sea]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Beyond the sea, life’s boundless sea,
The stormy winds are bearing me;
Tho’ fierce and wild the surges roar,
They’ll bear me all, the sooner o’er.

Beyond the sea, the boundless sea,
My Saviour’s hand is leading me;
Whate’er of ill or pain I bear,
His tender love is with me there.

2 Above the clouds and storms of life
Above its care, its toil and strife,
My Saviour’s Cross I see afar,
My beacon Light, my guiding Star. [Refrain]

3 Beyond the sea, the raging sea,
There is a home reserved for me;
The light that gems my Saviour’s brow
With glory gilds, my pathway now. [Refrain]

4 Across the sea, the restless sea,
My onward course shall brighter be,
Though ocean waves may loudly roar,
They’ll bear me all the sooner o’ver. [Refrain]

Source: Sacred Songs No. 2 #171

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Beyond the sea, life's boundless sea
Title: Beyond the Sea
Author: William Cushing
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Beyond the sea, the boundless sea
Copyright: Public Domain



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Sacred Songs No. 2 #171

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