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Speed away, speed away swift evangel of song

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1 Speed away, speed away, swift evangel of song;
Sing in accents of mercy, to save from the wrong.
‘Tis your mission to lighten the burden of care,
The heart that is heavy, its sorrow to share;
Sweetly carol the strain, sweetly sing all the day,
Speed away, speed away, speed away!

2 Speed away, speed away, sweet evangel of love,
With the olive of mercy, on wings like the dove;
Find the home of the lowly, the children of woe,
Speak words of sweet comfort, oh, hasten to go;
E’er the eventide come, or the night veils the day,
Speed away, speed away, speed away!

3 Speed away, speed away, blest evangel of peace,
‘Til oppression and wrong ‘mong the nations shall cease;
‘Til the love of the Saviour shall fill ev’ry soul,
And beautiful anthems of harmony roll
O’er the earth and the sea, all the night and the day;
Speed away, speed away, speed away!

Source: Crowning Day No. 4 #143

Author: George P. Hott

20th Century Hott, a minister in the United Brethren Church, was Principal of Shenandoah Collegiate Institute (now Shenandoah University), Winchester, Virginia (1887-96). His works include: Christ the Teacher (Dayton, Ohio: United Brethren Publishing House, 1900) --www.hymntime.com… Go to person page >

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First Line: Speed away, speed away swift evangel of song
Author: George P. Hott

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