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Speed Away

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1 “Speed away, speed away on thine errand of light,”
Sweet message of Christ, in thy radiant flight;
The earth lies in darkness, the deep shadows fall
On sad hearts and homes. Oh, speed at our call,
Pierce the gathering clouds with thy luminous ray:
Speed away, sweet away, speed away!

2 Speed away, speed away on thine errand of love,
Go speak to the mourners of mansions above;
To the doubting bring peace, to the weary, sweet rest;
To the homeless a glimpse of the home of the blest;
let angels and men thy glad wonders portray:
Speed away, sweet away, speed away!

3 Speed away, speed away, let the shout peal along,
Triumphant in faith, and melodious in song;
Go, heralds of Jesus! the message proclaim:
Christ liveth and reigneth, go forth in His name;
“Up! onward! let nothing your mission delay:”
Speed away, sweet away, speed away!

Source: The Cokesbury Worship Hymnal #254

Author: Nathaniel Norton

Nathaniel Norton USA 1839-1925. Born at Brooklyn,NY, he attended Yale University. He worked for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. He married Emma Sylvia Reed in 1865, and they had four children: Nathaniel, Caroline, Stella, and William. He died at Englewood, NJ, but was buried in Brooklyn, NY. No other information was found on this person. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Speed away, speed away, On thine errand of light
Title: Speed Away
Author: Nathaniel Norton
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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