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

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Speed away, speed away, 'tis the mandate of God
Author: William C. Martin
Copyright: Public Domain


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