1823–1902
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December 31, 1823, Hingham Center, Massachusetts.

October 19, 1902, Lisbon Center, New York.

Jones Cemetery, Schuyler County, New York.

Cushing’s parents were Unitarians, and his early training was along these lines. After entering the ministry, his first pastorate was at Searsburg, New York. He married in 1854, and went on to serve in Auburn, Brooklyn, Buffalo, and Sparta, New York. After his wife died in 1870 and his health declined, he retired from the ministry and began writing hymns. He completed over 300 in his lifetime.

Husband of Rena Proper Cushing, William was ever mindful of the suffering of others. Once he gave $1,000—all he had, an enormous sum in those days—to a blind girl so she could get an education.

  1. All Over the Valleys So Green and Fair
  2. Anchored Soul, The
  3. Apples Are Ripe
  4. Art Thou He That Should Come?
  5. Band of Children Free, A
  6. Banners of Peace Are Unfurled, The
  7. Be Ready to Labor with Heart and Will
  8. Be Ready with the Heart
  9. Beautiful Valley of Eden
  10. Bells of Eternity, The
  11. Beyond the Sea, Life’s Boundless Sea
  12. Blessed Are the Friends
  13. Breaking Through the Mists and Shadows
  14. Bright Is the Morning of the Day of Jubilee
  15. Bring Some One to Jesus Today
  16. Children, Rally, Rally for the Armies
  17. Chime On, Sweet Bells
  18. Christian, Faint and Weary, The
  19. Climbing Up the Steeps of Glory
  20. Come, Come, Come, the Bells
  21. Come to the Meadows Again
  22. Do They Know?
  23. Evening Dews Are Falling, The
  24. Fair Is the Morn on That Radiant Shore
  25. Fair Is the Morning Land
  26. Fishers Sat Within Their Boat, The
  27. Floral Praise
  28. Follow On
  29. From the Shining Morning Land
  30. Gathering Home to the Silent Shore
  31. Goodbye, Goodbye, We Hope Again to Meet You
  32. Hail the Joyful Tidings
  33. Hark, ’Tis the Angel Chorus
  34. He Came in His Beauty, Strength and Pride
  35. He Came in the Hush of the Silent Night
  36. Hear Them Chiming Forth His Glory
  37. Hear Them Chiming Forth the Master’s Glory
  38. Heavenly Father, Teach the Way
  39. Hiding in Thee
  40. Home at Last
  41. Home, Home, Brightest and Fairest!
  42. Home, Home, Sweet, Sweet Home
  43. Homes for the Children
  44. Hosts of God Are Marching, The
  45. I Am Clinging to the Rock
  46. I Am Glad We’re on the Rock
  47. I Am Longing for Heaven
  48. I Am Resting So Sweetly in Jesus Now
  49. I Am Waiting All Day
  50. I Ask Not Why Some Days Are Fair
  51. I Heard Them Say in the Holy City
  52. I Love to Think of Jesus
  53. I See the Shining Domes Afar
  54. I Sometimes Think ’Tis Too Good to Be True
  55. I Want to So Live That My Heart Can Say
  56. I Will Praise My God When the Morning Breaks
  57. I Will Tell What the Lord Hath Done for Me
  58. I Would Toil in the Field
  59. If I Were an Angel
  60. If You Want to See the Light
  61. I’m Resting Securely in Jesus Now!
  62. In the Land Where the Bright Ones Are Gathered
  63. Jesus Knows Thy Sorrow
  64. Let All Within Me Praise the Name
  65. Let My Heart Be Pure From Sin
  66. Let Us Never Sigh Nor Falter
  67. Let Us Rally Round the Word
  68. Let Us Strew Their Path with Roses
  69. Lift Up Your Faces
  70. Lift Up Your Head, Desponding Christian
  71. Listen to the Chime of the Bells
  72. Little Children, Little Children
  73. Live to Do Good
  74. Live to Do Your Duty
  75. Make Hay, While the Sun Shines
  76. March On, March On, for the Lord
  77. Mine Be a Hope That Is Changeless
  78. Morn So Fair
  79. My Days Are Passing Sweetly
  80. My Father, While on Earth I Stay
  81. My Heart Is Glad for This I Know
  82. My Mother’s Cot Was by the Sea
  83. Name of Jesus, The
  84. No Hope in Jesus
  85. No One Can Tell What
  86. No Room in Heaven
  87. O Banner of Jesus
  88. O Blessed Promise of My God
  89. O Children, Come to Your Father’s House
  90. O Christian, Now Be True!
  91. O Give Thy Heart to Jesus
  92. O Jesus, Star of the Morning
  93. O Savior, We Pray Thee
  94. O Sweet Are the Moments
  95. O the Bells, the Joyful Bells
  96. O the Children May Come to the Savior Now
  97. O the Sabbath Hours Are So Calm
  98. O They Need Not Depart
  99. O Wanderer, Come to the Father’s Home
  100. O Watchman on the Mountain Height
  101. O We Have Studied Hard Now
  102. O’er the Wide Ocean
  103. Oh, the Wells of Salvation That in Jesus I Find!
  104. Once More, O Lord, We Pray
  105. One Soul Redeemed by Jesus’ Blood
  106. Our Lord Is Crowned Immanuel King
  107. Over the Hills Are the Pastures
  108. Peaceful and Beautiful Haven of Rest
  109. Peaceful Are the Tents
  110. Precious Is the Hope
  111. Ring the Bells of Heaven
  112. Savior Is Waiting, The
  113. See, O See the Shining Angels
  114. See, the Sun Is Peeping
  115. Shepherds of Bethlehem, The
  116. Sitting by the Wayside
  117. Sky Was Dark Above, The
  118. So Many, Many Mercies Crown My Days!
  119. Someone Must Go to the Far Off Lands
  120. Summer Days Are Coming
  121. Sunny Weather
  122. Sweet Are the Bells of the Morning
  123. Sweet Is the Sunlight
  124. Ten Thousand Hearts Are Bowing
  125. Tenting by the Shore of the Great, Deep Sea
  126. There Are Millions Now Who Have Heard His Voice
  127. There in the Glory of the Shining Land
  128. There Is No Dew on the Mountains of Zion
  129. There Is No Name So Sweet on Earth
  130. There Were Many Children’s Voices
  131. There’ll Be No Dark Valley
  132. There’ll Be No More Sorrow
  133. There’s a Bright, Happy Home
  134. They Have Triumphed at Last
  135. This Little Lamb Is Dollie
  136. Though All Men Forsake Him
  137. Times Flies, They Say, It Flies
  138. ’Tis Only Just a Step
  139. ’Tis Wrong to Be Cross, Dear
  140. To Be There
  141. Tossed by the Tempest
  142. Tread Softly, Tread Softly
  143. Under His Wings
  144. Waiting by the River
  145. Waiting Still Whate’er Betide
  146. Wake, O Wake, the Bells of Morning
  147. We Are All a Band of Scholars
  148. We Are Watching
  149. We Should Think How We All
  150. When He Cometh
  151. When Jesus Comes
  152. When My Feet Shall Come to the Golden Gate
  153. When Summer Blooms Are Rarest
  154. When the Children All Come Seeking
  155. Who May Be This Wondrous Stranger?
  156. Who Will Meet Me When I Die?
  157. Wide, Wide, World, The