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

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

Author: Thomas Nelson
Tune: [Speed away, speed away on your mission of light] (Woodbury)
Published in 6 hymnals

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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 Nelson

Thomas Nelson founded Der Evangeliske Basun Publishing Co., the Scandinavian parallel to the Gospel Trumpet Co. He was author of Home, Health and Success published by Gospel Trumpet Co., Anderson, Ind., 1908, and Veien til frlese og fred, og det aandelige liv. (1906); Hjem, helbred og lykke (1908); as well as editor of the hymnal Zions seiers sange (1906) all published by Evangeli Basun Pub. Co., St Paul Park, MN. Dianne Shapiro Go to person page >

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First Line: Speed away, speed away, O ye heralds of light, To the millions now dying
Author: Thomas Nelson

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Free Methodist Hymnal #d554

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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

The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #d497

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