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The Islands Are Waiting for Thee

O Savior, we pray Thee, send out Thy sweet light

Author: William Cushing
Tune: [O Savior, we pray Thee]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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.

Refrain:
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

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: O Savior, we pray Thee, send out Thy sweet light
Title: The Islands Are Waiting for Thee
Author: William Cushing
Language: English
Refrain First Line: They are waiting for thee
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #7096
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The Cyber Hymnal #7096

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