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Jesus By the Sea

O I love to think of Jesus as He sat beside the sea Where the waves were only murm'ring on the strand (Cushing)

Author: W. O. Cushing
Tune: [O I love to think of Jesus] (Root)
Published in 27 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh, I love to think of Jesus as he sat beside the sea;
Where the waves were only murm'ring on the strand;
When he sat within the boat on the silver wave afloat
Where he taught the waiting people on the land.
Oh, I love to think of Jesus by the sea;
Oh, I love to think of Jesus by the sea,
And I love the precious Word,
Which he spake to them that heard,
While he taught the waiting people by the sea.

2 Oh, I love to think of Jesus as he walked upon the sea;
When the waves were rolling fearfully and grand;
How the winds and waves were still, at the bidding of his will,
While he brought his loved disciples safe to land.
Oh, I love to think of Jesus by the sea,
How he walked upon the wave,
His beloved ones to save,
While he brought them safely o'er the stormy sea.

3 Oh, I love to think of Jesus as he walked beside the sea;
Where the fishers spread their nets upon the shore:
How he bade them follow him and forsake the paths of sin,
And to be his true disciples evermore.
Oh, I love to think of Jesus by the sea,
And I long to leave my all,
At my dear Redeemer's call,
And his true disciple evermore to be.

Source: Calvary Songs #106

Author: W. O. 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: O I love to think of Jesus as He sat beside the sea Where the waves were only murm'ring on the strand (Cushing)
Title: Jesus By the Sea
Author: W. O. Cushing
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 27 of 27)
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Calvary Songs #106

Calvary Songs for Sunday School & Families. Words ed. #d122

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Chapel Gems for Sunday Schools #24

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Chapel Gems for Sunday Schools #24

Chapel Gems #d53

Hymns for the Use of the Sunday School of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, Jersey City #d108

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Loving Voices #140

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Minnetonka Songs #12

New Standard Singer #d170

New Standard Singer, Pt. 1-7 #d172

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Palmer's Sabbath School Songs #90

Popular Hymns No. 3 #d143

Shining Pearls #d30

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Songs for Little Folks #58

Songs for the New Life #d466

Songs of Love for the Bible School #d96

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Sparkling Jewels for the Sunday School #15

The Amaranth #d69

The Clariona #d150

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The Little Seraph #116

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The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book #T116

The Prize #d102

The Robin #d20

The Silver Spray #d82

The Silver Spray #d105

Two Hundred and Fifty-two Familiar Hymns #d139

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