I am waiting by the river

I am waiting by the river

Author: William Cushing
Published in 41 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I am waiting by the river,
And my heart has waited long;
Now I think I hear the chorus
Of the angels’ welcome song.

I’m waiting for the boatman,
I am waiting till he comes;
I am waiting on the shore,
For my journey’s almost o’er,
I am waiting, yes, I’m waiting to go home.

2 Far away beyond the shadows
Of this weary vale of tears,
There the tide of bliss is sweeping,
Thro’ the bright and changeless years. [Refrain]

3 They are launching on the river,
From the calm and quiet shore,
And they soon will bear my spirit
Where the weary sigh no more. [Refrain]

4 Oh, I long to be with Jesus,
In the mansions of the blest,
Where the wicked cease from troubling,
And the weary are at rest. [Refrain]

Source: The Crowning Day : For use in Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #68

Author: William Cushing

Cushing, William Orcutt , born at Hingham, Massachusetts, Dec. 31, 1823, is the author of the following hymns which appear in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos:— 1. Beautiful valley of Eden. Heaven. 2. Down in the valley with my Saviour I would go. Trusting to Jesus. 3. Fair is the morning land. Heaven. 4. I am resting so sweetly in Jesus now. Rest and Peace in Jesus. 5. I have heard of a land far away. Heaven. 6. 0 safe to the Rock that is higher than I. The Rock of Ages. 1. Ring the bells of heaven, there is joy today. Heavenly Joy over repenting Sinners. 8. We are watching, we are waiting. Second Advent anticipated. Mr. Cushing has also several additional hymns in some American Sunday School collections… Go to person page >

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First Line: I am waiting by the river
Author: William Cushing



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Gems of Music #d14

Hallowed Songs #d148

Harvest Bells #d25

Harvest Bells No.2 #d30

Harvest Bells No. 2 #d26

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Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #157

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #1144

Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d98

New Standard Singer #d101

New Standard Singer, Pt. 1-7 #d103

Pearls of Truth in Song #d31

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Precious Hymns #358

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Sabbath Carols : A New Collection of Music and Hymns #59

Sabbath Carols: a New Collection #d38

Song Life for Sunday Schools #d68

Songs for the New Life #d262

Songs of the Soul #d51

Sweet Fields of Eden for the Sabbath School #d36

The Amaranth #d64

The Clariona #d80

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The Crowning Day : For use in Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #68

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The Eclectic Sabbath School Hymn Book #226

The Gospel Alarm #d62

The Gospel Hymnal #d259

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The Little Seraph: in seven character notes, for churches and Sunday-schools #66b

The Pearl #d40

The Voice of Praise #d98

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