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The beauteous day

We are watching, we are waiting For the bright prophetic day

Author: William Cushing
Tune: [We are watching, we are waiting]
Published in 53 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 We are watching, we are waiting,
For the bright prophetic day:
When the shadows, weary shadows,
From the world shall roll away.

We are waiting for the morning,
When the beauteous day is dawning;
We are waiting for the morning,
For the golden spires of day.

2 We are watching, we are waiting,
For the star that brings the day:
When the night of sin shall vanish,
And the shadows melt away. [Refrain]

3 We are watching, we are waiting,
For the beauteous King of day:
For the Chiefest of ten-thousand,
For the Life, the Truth, the Way. [Refrain]

Lo! He comes! see the King draw near;
Zion, shout! the Lord is near.

Source: The New Christian Hymnal #93

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: We are watching, we are waiting For the bright prophetic day
Title: The beauteous day
Author: William Cushing
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: For the morning
Copyright: Public Domain



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