Dichter : Cushing, William Orcutt (1823-1902)


Born: De?cember 31, 1823, Hing?ham Cen?ter, Mass?a?chu?setts.

Died: Oc?to?ber 19, 1902, Lis?bon Cen?ter, New York.

Buried: Jones Cem?e?te?ry (near Sears?burg), New York.

Cushing?s parents were Un?i?tar?i?ans, and his ear?ly train?ing was along these lines. Af?ter en?ter?ing the min?is?try, his first pas?tor?ate was at Sears?burg, New York. He mar?ried in 1854, and went on to serve in Au?burn, Brook?lyn, Buf?falo, and Spar?ta, New York. Af?ter his wife died in 1870 and his health de?clined, he re?tired from the mi?nis?try and be?gan writ?ing hymns. He com?plet?ed over 300 in his life?time.

Cushing was an ex?emp?lary Christ?ian, ever mind?ful of the suf?fer?ing of others. Once he gave $1,000?all he had, an enor?mous sum in those days?to a blind girl so she could get an ed?u?ca?tion.

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