Speed away, speed away, 'tis the mandate of God

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1 Speed away; speed away; ‘tis the mandate of God
That the heralds of grace bear His message abroad,
For He looks with compassionate love on the race,—
And He bids you away with the story of grace—
There is sorrow untold for each thoughtless delay—
Speed away; speed away; speed away.

2 Speed away; speed away; ev’ry moment they fall,
Tho’ the Lord sends the message of grace to them all,
And their hearts are awaiting the coming of light,
Yet they grope and they die in the darkness of night.
O, be thou unto them as the dawning of day,—
Speed away; speed away; speed away.

3 Speed away; speed away; in the Master’s own name;
Speed away the sweet gospel of life to proclaim,
Speed away with the beautiful message of love,
And the people shall turn to their Father above,
There is no time to waste, for the call is today,—
Speed away; speed away; speed away.

Source: The Gospel Chorus: for use in prayer meetings, young people's societies and revivals #19

Author: William C. Martin

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_wc.htm  Go to person page >

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Author: William C. Martin


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