Angel, Onward Speed

Onward speed thy conquering flight

Author: Samuel Francis Smith
Published in 53 hymnals

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1 Onward speed thy conquering flight,
Angel, onward speed;
Shed abroad thy radiant light,
Bid the shades recede;
Tread the idols in the dust,
Heathen fanes destroy,
Spread the gospel's holy trust,
Spread the gospel's joy.

2 Onward speed thy conquering flight,
Angel, onward haste;
Quickly on each mountain's hight
Be thy standard placed;
Let thy blissful tidings float
Far o'er vales and hills,
Till the sweetly-echoing note
Every bosom thrills.

3 Onward speed thy conquering flight,
Angel, onward fly;
Long has been the reign of night;
Bring the morning nigh;
'Tis to thee the heathen lift
Their imploring wail;
Bear them Heaven's holy gift,
Ere their courage fail.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1060

Author: Samuel Francis Smith

Smith, Samuel Francis, D.D., was born in Boston, U.S.A., Oct. 21, 1808, and graduated in arts at Harvard, and in theology at Andover. He entered the Baptist ministry in 1832, and became the same year editor of the Baptist Missionary Magazine. He also contributed to the Encyclopaedia Americana. From 1834 to 1842 he was pastor at Waterville, Maine, and Professor of Modern Languages in Waterville College. In 1842 he removed to Newton, Massachusetts, where he remained until 1854, when he became the editor of the publications of the Baptist Missionary Union. With Baron Stow he prepared the Baptist collection known as The Psalmist, published in 1843, to which he contributed several hymns. The Psalmist is the most creditable and influential of… Go to person page >

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First Line: Onward speed thy conquering flight
Title: Angel, Onward Speed
Author: Samuel Francis Smith
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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