Speed Away! Speed Away!

Speed away, speed away, O ye heralds of light, To the millions now dying

Author: Thomas H. Nelson
Tune: [Speed away, speed away on your mission of light] (Woodbury)
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Speed away, speed away, O ye heralds of light,
To the millions now dying in sin’s awful night;
In dense superstition and bondage they dwell,
While words are too weak of their suff’ring to tell,
Then fly to their rescue, Oh, hasten today;
Speed away, speed away, speed away!

2 Speed away, speed away, You’re commissioned of God,
Good tidings to preach thro’ Emmanuel’s blood;
Each slave of the tempter may now be forgiv’n
And make out a title to mansions in heav’n.
‘Tis Jesus that asks it, no longer delay;
Speed away, speed away, speed away.

3 Speed away, speed away, On your mission so blest,
That millions now burdened may soon be at rest;
Throw open their prison give liberty sweet,
And bring them as trophies to Jesus’ blest feet.
Oh, linger no longer, but act while you may;
Speed away, speed away, speed away!

4 Speed away, speed away, O ye messengers true,
The harvest is great and the laborers few;
Each need will the Lord of the harvest supply,
And the mighty results will be seen by and by,
When the reapers are paid at the end of the day;
Speed away, speed away, speed away!


Source: Light and Life Songs: adapted especially to sunday schools, prayer meetings and other social services #84

Author: Thomas H. Nelson

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Text Information

First Line: Speed away, speed away, O ye heralds of light, To the millions now dying
Title: Speed Away! Speed Away!
Author: Thomas H. Nelson
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

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Free Methodist Hymnal #666

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Garden of Spices #70

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Garden of Spices #70

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Light and Life Songs No. 2 #182

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Light and Life Songs No. 3 #187

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Light and Life Songs No. 4 #85

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Light and Life Songs #84

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Rose of Sharon Hymns #557

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The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #666

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