1 Speed the Gospel army, thro’ the earth abroad,
Marching forth to conquer by the Word of God!
Glad in Christian armor, fearing not the foe,
Songs of faith and courage, singing as they go.
Speed the Gospel army thro’ the earth abroad,
Marching on to conquer by the Word of God!
2 When the hosts of Satan in their rage assail,
Tho’ their name be legion, they shall ne’er prevail.
God will give the victory; none can suffer loss
’Neath the glorious banner of the blood stained cross! [Refrain]
3 On, then, gallant soldiers! and, whate’er betide,
This shall be your watchword, Christ the crucified!
Standing by your colors, faithful unto death,
Shout the name Emmanuel! with your latest breath. [Refrain]
Sherwin, William Fisk, an American Baptist, was born at Buckland, Massachusetts, March 14,1826. His educational opportunities, so far as schools were concerned, were few, but he made excellent use of his time and surroundings. At fifteen he went to Boston and studied music under Dr. Mason: In due course he became a teacher of vocal music, and held several important appointments in Massachusetts; in Hudson and Albany, New York County, and then in New York City. Taking special interest in Sunday Schools, he composed carols and hymn-tunes largely for their use, and was associated with the Rev. R. Lowry and others in preparing Bright Jewels, and other popular Sunday School hymn and tune books. A few of his melodies are known in Great Britain th… Go to person page >
Display Title: Speed The Gospel ArmyFirst Line: Speed the Gospel army, thro' the earth abroadTune Title: C0LIMAAuthor: William F. SherwinMeter: 11.11.11 DSource: Heart and Voice, by William F. Sherwin (Cincinnati, Ohio: John Church, 1881)