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Speed away, speed away, Take the gospel of light

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1 Speed away! Speed away! Take the Gospel of Light
To the lands that are wrapped in the darkness of night;
“Go ye into the world,” ’tis the Savior’s command
That the light of the Gospel shine o’er every land.
Then, go forth in His name, and the Gospel proclaim,
Speed away! Speed away! Speed away!

2 Speed away! Speed away!
Take the message of Love
To the souls that know not of the Father above,
Who so loved this dark world that He gave His own Son,
Thro’ whose blood shed on Calv’ry redemption was won.
Let us haste while ’tis day, not a moment delay,
Speed away! Speed away! Speed away!

3 Speed away! Speed away!
Take the Word that gives life
To the nations in which Satan’s kingdom is rife;
For the Word if believed and obeyed will give peace;
To the captives of Satan it will bring release.
To the rescue make haste, there is no time to waste,
Speed away! Speed away! Speed away!

Source: Make Christ King: a selection of high class gospel music for use in general worship and special evangelistic meetings #89

Author: W. E. M. Hackleman

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 28, 1868, Or­ange, In­di­a­na. Died: Oc­to­ber 1927, near St. El­mo, Il­li­nois, in an au­to­mo­bile ac­ci­dent, en route to a church con­ven­tion. Hackleman grew up on a farm, but by age 17 was teach­ing sing­ing class­es and lead­ing the sing­ing in meet­ings. Later he taught pub­lic school for four years, and stu­died mu­sic at the To­ron­to, Ca­na­da, Con­serv­a­to­ry of Mu­sic un­der Ital­ian com­pos­er Fran­ces­co d’Aur­ia, and with pri­vate teach­ers in New York Ci­ty. He went on to com­pose, ed­it song books, and lead the mu­sic at state and na­tion­al con­ven­tions of the Christ­ian Church. He served as pre­si­dent of the Na­tion­al As­so­ci­a­ti… Go to person page >

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First Line: Speed away, speed away, Take the gospel of light
Author: W. E. M. Hackleman



Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

A choice collection of popular songs with some standard hymns for young people's meetings (Silver and Gold No. 1) #d117

Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs Suitable for Use in Public Worship #d471

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Church and Sunday School Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... [with Deutscher Anhang] #331

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #513

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #d489

Enduring Hymns #d182

Gloria in Excelsis #d619

Gloria in Excelsis #d385

Gospel Bells #d182

Life Songs No. 2 #d250

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Make Christ King #89

Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d503

The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #538

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