Speed Away

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1 Speed away! speed away! on your mission of light
To the lands in the darkness of error and night!
Bear a message of hope to the people afar,
Tell of Him who has come as the Bright “Morning Star;”
O ye angels of light!
To the land steeped in night,
Speed away! speed away! speed away!

2 Speed away! speed away! for the night cometh on;
Reach the nations afar ere the set of the sun;
They are perishing now, untold number each day;
They are passing from hope to death’s valley away;
O ye angels of light!
To the land steeped in night,
Speed away! speed away! speed away!

3 Speed away! speed away! in the name of the Lord!
Bear the news of salvation revealed in God’s word;
For the heart of the Savior is wounded with grief,
Since so slowly we render our help and relief;
O ye angels of light!
To the land steeped in night,
Speed away! speed away! speed away!

Author: Rev. Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

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First Line: Speed away! speed away! on your mission of light
Title: Speed Away
Author: Rev. Elisha A. Hoffman
Language: English
Publication Date: 1907
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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