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Speed the Gospel Army

Speed the gospel army

Author: William F. Sherwin
Tune: C0LIMA
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8064

Author: William F. Sherwin

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Speed the gospel army
Title: Speed the Gospel Army
Author: William F. Sherwin
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Speed the gospel army
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8064
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #8064

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