Speed Thee On

O speed thee on the heavenly way

Author: D. W. Crist
Tune: [O speed thee on the heavenly way]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh, speed thee on the heav’nly way,
And to thine armor cling;
With girded loins the call obey,
The call of Christ, the King.

Speed thee on, speed thee on,
Trust in God and flee from sin;
We’ll strive by faith to gain a crown,
A home in heav’n to win.

2 There is a battle to be fought,
An upward race to run;
A crown of glory to be sought,
A vict’ry to be won. [Refrain]

3 Oh, faint not, for thy prayer and sighs
Are heard before the throne;
The race must come before the prize,
The cross before the crown. [Refrain]

Source: Pearls of Praise #6

Author: D. W. Crist

Born: November 28, 1857, New Cham­bers­burg, Ohio. Died: March 24, 1929, Al­lia­nce, Ohio. Buried: Moul­trie Chapel Cem­e­te­ry, Moultrie, Ohio. Son of Ro­bert Crist and Mary Ruff Crist, Dan­i­el grad­u­at­ed from Ohio North­ern Un­i­ver­si­ty in 1882, and taught school in Co­lum­bi­a­na and Stark Coun­ty, Ohio, for 14 years. He be­came su­per­in­tend­ent of the Os­na­burg grade school in 1880, and for three years was su­per­in­tend­ent at New Frank­lin. In 1901, he was elect­ed to the Ohio state le­gis­la­ture, and be­came a state sen­a­tor in 1905. Crist was com­pos­ing as ear­ly as 1888, and at least through 1910, when he scored the FLOWER GIRL WALTZ. He worked for 30 years as a suc­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O speed thee on the heavenly way
Title: Speed Thee On
Author: D. W. Crist
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Speed thee on, speed thee on
Copyright: Public Domain



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