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Angel, onward speed

Onward speed thy conquering flight

Author: Samuel Francis Smith
Published in 50 hymnals

Full Text

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.) #591Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #591Page Scan
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
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #318Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #318Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #525Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #525Page Scan
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d865
Hymns of the Spirit #700Page Scan
Jasper and Gold: A choice collection of song-gems for Sunday-Schools, social meetings, and times of refreshing #85Page Scan
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
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #A47Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #A47Page Scan
Psalmista: or, Choir Melodies #d195
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S429Page Scan
Song Worship for Sunday Schools #73Page Scan
Sparkling Diamonds #d87
Temperance Glee Book #d30
The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d310
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #1286Page Scan
The Christian Hymnal #d531
The Christian Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship #823Page Scan
The Christian Minstrel: a New System of Musical Notations; with a Collectionof Psalm Tunes, Anthems, & Chants ... 104th ed. #d247
The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d250
The Key-Stone Collection of Church Music: a complete collection of hymn tunes, anthems, psalms, chants, & c. to which is added the physiological system for training choirs and teaching singing schools #348Page Scan
The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d194
The New York Choralist: a new and copious collection of Psalm and hymn tunes adapted to all the various metres in general use with a large variety of anthems and set pieces #227bPage Scan
The Olive Branch #d111
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #892Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #892Page Scan
The Psalmodist: a Choice Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes #d175
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #862Page Scan
The Psaltery #d217
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #402bPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d841
The Saints' Harp #d656
The Saints' Hymnal #d226
The Saints' Hymnal #d291
The Sanctus #d188
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1060Page Scan
The Star of the East #d139
The Tabernacle #d232
The Temple Harp #d252
Worship in Song: a selection of hymns and tunes for the Service of the Sanctuary #671Page Scan