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The Dear Homeland

I am longing for heaven, for the bright land of Eden

Author: William Cushing
Tune: [I am longing for heaven, for the bright land of Eden]
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: William Cushing

Rv William Orcutt Cushing USA 1823-1902. 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: I am longing for heaven, for the bright land of Eden
Title: The Dear Homeland
Author: William Cushing
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, the old homeland! the dear homeland!
Copyright: Public Domain

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Songs of the Morning #81

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Tried and True #81

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