In the land where the bright ones are gathered

In the land where the bright ones are gathered

Author: William Cushing
Tune: [In the land where the bright ones are gathered]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In the land where the bright ones are gathered,
In the far away home where they dwell,
Do they know our sad hearts are breaking—
Do they know that we love them so well?

Refrain:
Do they know, Do they know,
Do they know that we love them so well?
In the land where the bright ones are gathered,
Do they know that we love them so well?

2 Where they gave on the splendors of Eden,
On the glories no mortal can tell;
Do they think of the eyes that are weeping,
Do they know that we love them so well? [Refrain]

3 Do they stoop from the bright realms of glory,
Where the anthems triumphantly swell;
Do they long for a blessed reunion;
Do they know that we love them so well?

4 Yes, they know, for our spirits are blending,
In the mansion of peace, where they dwell;
And they watch and they wait for our coming,
For they know that we love them so well? [Refrain]

Source: Sacred Songs No. 2 #96

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: In the land where the bright ones are gathered
Author: William Cushing
Refrain First Line: Do they know, do they know

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Sacred Songs No. 2 #96

Sacred Songs No. 2 (words ed.) #d79

Songs of Service and Praise #d47

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