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Go forth on wings of fervent [faith and] prayer

Go forth on wings of fervent [faith and] prayer

Author: Thomas Hastings
Published in 23 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Go forth on wings of faith and pray'r,
Ye pages bright with love;
Tho' mute, the joyful tidings bear,
Salvation from above.

Refrain:
Silent messengers, go ye forth,
From ocean to ocean, from South to North;
Seed of the word, it shall not be sown in vain.

2 Go, tell the sinful, careless soul,
The warning God has giv'n;
Go, make the wounded spirit whole,
With healing balm from heav'n. [Refrain]

3 Go to the rude, the dark, the poor,
That live estranged from God;
Bid them the pearl of life secure,
Bo't with a Saviour's blood. [Refrain]

4 O Jesus, friend of dying men,
Thy presence we implore;
Without thy blessing all is vain;
Be with us evermore. [Refrain]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #696

Author: Thomas Hastings

Hastings, Thomas, MUS. DOC., son of Dr. Seth Hastings, was born at Washington, Lichfield County, Connecticut, October 15, 1784. In 1786, his father moved to Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. There, amid rough frontier life, his opportunities for education were small; but at an early age he developed a taste for music, and began teaching it in 1806. Seeking a wider field, he went, in 1817, to Troy, then to Albany, and in 1823 to Utica, where he conducted a religious journal, in which he advocated his special views on church music. In 1832 he was called to New York to assume the charge of several Church Choirs, and there his last forty years were spent in great and increasing usefulness and repute. He died at New York, May 15, 1872. His aim was the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Go forth on wings of fervent [faith and] prayer
Author: Thomas Hastings

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Christ in Song #d149

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Christ in Song #696

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Hymns for Social Worship #284

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d315

Primitive Baptist Hymnal #d77

Resurrected Songs prepared for the Church #d56

Select Hymns #d135

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Select Hymns #472

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #250

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #250

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #250b

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The Baptist Harp #506

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1490

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The Baptist Praise Book #1252

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #532

The Complete Church Hymnal #d62

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The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book #177

The Devotional Hymn Book #d141

The Old School Hymnal No. 7. Rev. #d64

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #1050

Village Hymns #d169

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Young Singer's Friend #268

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