Speed the Gospel On

See the heathen over the sea

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Published in 3 hymnals

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1. See the heathen o’er the sea,
To their idols bending low;
Thither with its power divine,
Let the blessèd Gospel go!

Speed it on, speed it on;
Let salvation’s morning dawn!
Speed the blessèd Gospel on,
Till the darkness is all gone.

2. They have never, never heard
Of that better home above;
Let them hear the story told,
Of the Savior’s dying love! [Refrain]

3. As we hear it, o’er and o’er,
How our hearts with gladness swell!
Speed it to the farthest shore
Where the wretched heathen dwell! [Refrain]

4. Give a little, every one;
Freely give where much is thine;
’Mid the gloom of sorrow’s night,
Let the blessèd Gospel shine! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6276

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: See the heathen over the sea
Title: Speed the Gospel On
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Speed it on, speed it on
Copyright: Public Domain



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