Homes for the Children

Homes for the children our Lord is preparing

Author: William Cushing
Tune: [Homes for the children our Lord is preparing]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Homes for the children our Lord is preparing,
Homes where the lilies bloom, fadeless and fair;
Homes by the river where the angels are weaving,
Garlands of beauty for the bright ones there.

Homes for the children, in mansions eternal,
Shining in glory on the heavenly shore;
Now they are happy ‘mid beauty ever vernal,
They are with Jesus, and forevermore.

2 Homes for the children our Lord is preparing,
Homes in the Eden Land, brighter than day;
Homes where the children with the angels are dwelling,
Children as beautiful and fair as they. [Refrain]

3 Homes for the children our Lord is preparing;
Safe in the fold of God, naught shall they fear;
These are my jewels that I love, saith the Saviour,
They shall be with me in my glory here. [Refrain]

Source: The Bright Array #112

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: Homes for the children our Lord is preparing
Title: Homes for the Children
Author: William Cushing
Copyright: Public Domain



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Our Song Book #68

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The Bright Array #112

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The Glad Refrain for the Sunday School #144

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