Precious Hope

Precious is the hope that in Jesus we cherish

Author: William O. Cushing
Tune: [Precious is the hope that in Jesus we cherish]
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1 Precious is the hope that in Jesus we cherish,
Fairer than the crowns of all kingdoms is He;
Richer far than gold are the treasures He brings us,
Dearer to my heart than the wealth of the sea.

Dearer to me, dearer to me,
Dearer than the world and its glory is He;
I count but as nothing all the wealth of the sea,
Compared with the joy He has purchased for me.

2 Precious is the thought, He will lead all His people,
Lead them to the land where no sorrow is known;
Nothing shall be lost that we trust in His keeping,
Nothing shall be lost that He claims for His own. [Refrain]

3 Blessed are the souls whom He calls to His kingdom;
They shall enter in thro’ the gateways of gold;
They shall have a right to the pleasures eternal,
Evermore the face of the King to behold. [Refrain]

Source: The Glad Refrain for the Sunday School: a new collection of songs for worship #13

Author: William 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 >

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First Line: Precious is the hope that in Jesus we cherish
Title: Precious Hope
Author: William O. Cushing
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Dearer to me, dearer to me
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Glad Refrain for the Sunday School #13

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