O speed thee, Christian, on thy wayPublished in 86 hymnals
1 Oh, speed thee Christian, on thy way,
And to thy armor cling;
With girded loins the call obey
That grace and mercy bring.
2 There is a battle to be fought,
An upward race to run;
A crown of glory to be sought,
A victory to be won.
3 The shield of faith repels the dart
That Satan’s hand may throw;
His arrow cannot reach thy heart,
If Christ control the bow.
4. The glowing lamp of prayer will light
Thee on thy anxious road;
‘Twill keep the goal of heav’n in sight,
And guide thee to Thy God.
5 O, faint not, Christian, for thy sighs
Are heard before His throne;
The race must come before the prize,
The cross before the crown.
Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #389
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0 speed thee, Christian, on thy way. [The Christian Race.] This is found in Sacred Melodies, or Hymns for Youth. By a Lady, N. Y., 1840-1. In the English Baptist Hymnal, 1879, it is attributed to Bp. H. U. Onderdonk, but upon what authority, we are unable to determine.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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