1 Speed Thy servants, Saviour, speed them;
Thou art Lord of winds and waves,
They were bound, but Thou hast freed them;
Now they go to free the slaves;
Be Thou with them:
'Tis Thine arm alone that saves.
2 Friends and home and all forsaking,
Lord, they go at Thy command,
As their stay Thy promise taking,
While they traverse sea and land:
Oh, be with them!
Lead them safely by the hand.
3 When they reach the land of strangers,
And the prospect dark appears,
Nothing seen but toils and dangers,
Nothing felt but doubts and fears,
Be Thou with them;
Hear their sighs, and count their tears.
4 Where no fruit appears to cheer them,
And they seem to toil in vain:
Then in mercy, Lord, draw near them,
Then their sinking hopes sustain:
Let their zeal revive again.
5 In the midst of opposition,
Let them trust, O Lord, in Thee;
When success attends their mission,
Let Thy servants humbler be;
Never leave them,
Till Thy face in heaven they see:
6 There to reap in joy forever
Fruit that grows from seed here sown;
There to be with Him, Who never
Ceases to preserve His own;
And with gladness
Give the praise to Him alone.
The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Small Church Music #5882||Speed Thy servants||Speed Thy servants||DISMISSAL||126.96.36.199.8.7|
|The Cyber Hymnal #6279||Speed Thy Servants, Savior||Speed Thy servants, Savior, speed them||ZION||Thomas Kelly||87.87.47||<cite>Hymns on Various Passages of Scripture</cite>, 1820 edition|
|生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #256||求主趕快差遣僕人， (Speed Thy servants)||求主趕快差遣僕人， (Speed Thy servants)||DISMISSAL||Thomas Kelly||1986|