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The islands are waiting for thee

O Savior, we pray thee

Author: William Cushing
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 O Saviour, we pray Thee, send out Thy sweet light,
Far over the wide heaving sea;
The nations in darkness are longing for day,
The islands, the islands are waiting for Thee.

They are waiting for Thee,
They are waiting for Thee,
In the hour of their sadness
They are waiting for Thee;
O Saviour, we pray Thee, send out Thy sweet light,
The islands, the islands are waiting for Thee.

2 Inspire with Thy presence, O Saviour divine,
Thy people who know of Thy love,
That forth to the heathen afar may be borne
The message, the message of grace from above. [Refrain]

3 O send now, we pray Thee, some herald of Thine,
Some soul that with peace Thou hast blest,
O bid Him go forth to the nations in chains,
And tell them, and tell them of Jesus and rest. [Refrain]

Source: The Bright Array #77

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 >

Text Information

First Line: O Savior, we pray thee
Title: The islands are waiting for thee
Author: William Cushing
Refrain First Line: They are waiting for thee



The Cyber Hymnal #7096
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