Speed Away

Representative Text

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

William Edward Michael Hackleman USA 1868-1927. Born at Orange, IN, he grew up on a farm. At age 17 he was teaching singing classes and leading singing in meetings. He later taught public school for four years and studied music in Toronto, Canada, at the Conservatory of Music, under Italian composer, Francesco d'Auria, and also with other private teachers in New York City. He married Pearl C MNU, and they had four children: Edwin, Florence, Grace, and Gladys. He edited songbooks, composed music and lead music at state and national conventions of the Christian Church. He was an evangelist and served as president of the National Association of Church Musicians, and for five years was secretary to the Indiana Missionary Society. He led… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Speed away, speed away, Take the gospel of light
Title: Speed Away
Author: W. E. M. Hackleman
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Church Hymnal, Mennonite #513

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