O watchman on the mountain height

O watchman on the mountain height

Author: William Cushing
Tune: [O watchman on the mountain height]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 O watchman on the mountain height,
Proclaim the coming day;
Behold the spires of golden fires
Point upward far away.

Refrain:
Coming, yes, He’s coming,
The Day-Spring from on high;
Coming, yes, He’s coming;
The promised hour is nigh;
Coming, yes, He’s coming;
Let all the ransomed sing;
The hills are bright with shining light:
All hail the coming King!

2 O watchman, bid the sleeping Church,
Awake, arise, and pray;
The heavenly Bridegroom soon will come,
And now is on His way. [Refrain]

3 All hail to Zion’s glorious King,
By prophets long foretold;
Praise Him in song, ye angel-throng,
Strike all your harps of gold. [Refrain]

Source: Christian Endeavor Hymns #147

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: O watchman on the mountain height
Author: William Cushing
Refrain First Line: Coming, yes he's coming
Copyright: Public Domain

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