Tenting by the shore

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1 Tenting by the shore of the great, deep sea,
Waiting on the wave-worn strand,
Tender are the voices calling unto me,
Voices from the silent land.

They are not dead, they are not dead,
They have only passed the cold, dark river;
We shall meet them once again,
Yes, we’ll meet them once again,
With Jesus, in our home forever.

2 Happy now with Jesus, they want no more,
Knowing neither pain nor care;
Still they seem to linger, waiting on the shore,
Pointing to the glory there. [Refrain]

3 Tenting by the shore of the great, deep sea,
Resting in the Lord, I wait;
Still the loving voices sweetly call to me,
Floating from the golden gate. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #12

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 >

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First Line: Tenting by the shore
Author: William Cushing
Refrain First Line: They are not dead



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