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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Climbing up the steeps of glory

Climbing up the steeps of glory

Author: William Cushing
Tune: [Climbing up the steeps of glory]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Climbing up the steeps of glory,
Loved ones gone before—
See! They wave their hands and call us,
Calling evermore.

Come up higher, sister, brother,
To the angel shore;
Live for Jesus, live for glory,
Live to die no more.

2 See! With radiant look thy linger
By the gate so fair;
Wave their golden palms, and bid us
Strive to meet them there. [Refrain]

3 All their toils on earth are over.
Now with joy they stand;
Hear them calling, ever calling,
From the silent land. [Refrain]

Source: Sacred Songs No. 2 #73

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: Climbing up the steeps of glory
Author: William Cushing
Refrain First Line: Come up higher, O my brother



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
TextAudioPage Scan

Sacred Songs No. 2 #73

Sacred Songs No. 2 (words ed.) #d26

Songs of Service and Praise #d14

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