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Speed Away! Speed Away!

Speed away, speed away, O ye heralds of light, There are millions enshrouded

Author: C. Cooke
Tune: [Speed away, speed away on your mission of light] (Woodbury)
Published in 16 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Speed away! speed away! O ye heralds of light,
There are millions enshrouded in nature’s dark night,
Who are willing to hear, and the truth to receive,
But know of no Savior on whom to believe.
O they’re dying by thousands in sin every day!
Speed away! speed away! speed away!

2 Let the Church to the help of Jehovah draw near—
Come with love, and with faith, and with fervor in prayer!
Let her fling to the breeze the pure banner of truth,
And enlist in the struggle her warm-hearted youth;
Let the parents and children, and everyone say,
Speed away! speed away! speed away!

3 We will lay on the altar our money and prayers:
And we’ll bathe every offering in sympathy’s tears—
For the Jews and Mohammedans, Gentiles and all;
On Jehovah by night and by day we will call,
And ye heralds of mercy, oh! make no delay!
Speed away! speed away! speed away!

4 Speed away! speed away with a message from Heav’n,
To all nations of men let the tidings be giv’n
That Messiah has triumphed, His foes are all slain,
And the earth as an Eden is blushing again!
O great Savior, let nothing this conquest delay
Speed away! speed away! speed away!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10161

Author: C. Cooke

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Text Information

First Line: Speed away, speed away, O ye heralds of light, There are millions enshrouded
Title: Speed Away! Speed Away!
Author: C. Cooke
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10161
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The Cyber Hymnal #10161

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