Who may be this wondrous Stranger

Who may be this wondrous Stranger

Author: William Cushing
Tune: [Who may be this wond'rous stranger passing by]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Who may be this wond'rous stranger passing by,
Love and grief and pity blending in His eye?
Some sweet blessing from His lips my soul would crave,
For ‘tis surely He whose words have pow’r to save.

O my heart is waiting, waiting for His coming;
Will He pass me as He pass'd before?
Will He see me waiting?
Will He hear me pleading?
Will He enter now my door?

2 Once my heart was hard and would not bid Him stay,
Tho' I saw Him pass so weary day by day;
When He knock'd I would not listen, but did frown,
And I did not know the Stranger wore a crown. [Refrain]

3 Oft I marked that kingly presence passing by,
Oft I saw the silent pleading in His eye;
Oft I heard as if a sigh had rent His breast;
Yet I would not let Him in to be my guest. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #80

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Who may be this wondrous Stranger
Author: William Cushing
Refrain First Line: O my heart is waiting
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