Hasten away, do not delay

Hasten away, do not delay

Author: C. Austin Miles
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Hasten away, do not delay,
Quickly respond to the call,
Come with delight, happy and bright,
Work is awaiting us all.
In the fields where roses bloom
Or 'mid sorrow's deepest gloom
Willing workers will find room;
Hasten away, hasten away,
Hasten, O hasten away.

Chorus:
Away, away, O heed the Master's call,
Away, away, There's labor for us all,
In the fields where roses bloom,
Or 'mid sorrow's deepest gloom,
Willing workers will find room;
Hasten away, hasten away,
Hasten, O hasten away.

2 Happy are we, happy and free,
Working for Jesus each day,
He will attend, blessings will send,
Ever will hear when we pray.
In the fields where roses bloom,
Or 'mid sorrow's deepest gloom,
Willing workers will find room;
Hasten away, hasten away,
Hasten, O hasten away. [Chorus]

3 Go with a will, gladly fulfill
Ev'ry command he may send;
Thro' endless days, we will sing praise,
When all our labor shall end.
In the fields where roses bloom,
Or 'mid sorrow's deepest gloom,
Willing workers will find room;
Hasten away, hasten away,
Hasten, O hasten away. [Chorus]


Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for us in Sunday Schools and praise services #85

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hasten away, do not delay
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Away, away

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