Angel, onward speed

Onward speed thy conquering flight

Author: Samuel Francis Smith
Tune: ROCKVALE
Published in 50 hymnals

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Onward speed thy conquering flight,
Angel, onward speed!
Cast abroad thy radiant light,
Bid the shades recede;
Tread the idols in the dust,
Heathen fanes destroy,
Spread the gospel’s love and trust,
Spread the gospel’s joy.

Onward speed thy conquering flight,
Angel, onward fly!
Long has been the reign of night,
Bring the morning nigh.
Unto thee earth’s sufferers lift
Their imploring wail;
Bear them heaven’s holy gift
Ere their courage fail.

Onward speed thy conquering flight,
Angel, onward speed!
Morning bursts upon our sight,
Lo, the time decreed!
Now the Lord His kingdom takes,
Thrones and empires fall,
And the joyous song awakes,
God is all in all.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #591

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

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #591

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #591

Asaph: or, The Choir Book #d199

Harmonia Ecclesiae: or, Companion to the Christian Minstrel #d193

Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d259

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #318

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #318

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #525

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #525

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d865

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Hymns of the Spirit #700

Jubilant Voices #d137

Kindly Light #d107

Lyra Sacra Americana: or, Gems from American Sacred Poetry #d157

Maynard's Selected Sabbath School Hymns. 4th ed. #d149

Mission Songs: for the Use of Missionary Assemblies. 6th ed. #d108

Psalmista: or, Choir Melodies #d195

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S429

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Song Worship for Sunday Schools #73

Sparkling Diamonds #d87

Temperance Glee Book #d30

The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d310

The Christian Hymnal #d531

The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d250

The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d194

The Olive Branch #d111

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The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #892

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #892

The Psalmodist: a Choice Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes #d175

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #862

The Psaltery #d217

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #402b

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d841

The Saints' Harp #d656

The Saints' Hymnal #d226

The Saints' Hymnal #d291

The Sanctus #d188

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

The Star of the East #d139

The Tabernacle #d232

The Temple Harp #d252

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Worship in Song: a selection of hymns and tunes for the Service of the Sanctuary #671

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