Christian workers

Speed you, Christian workers

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: [Speed you Christian workers]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Speed you Christian workers,
Speed you forth today;
In the might of Jesus
Speed away!
To the whitened harvest;
To the busy plain;
With heroic valor
Garner in the grain.

2 Speed you Christian workers,
Sing the toilers’ song;
Strew the path with sunshine
All day long!
Brighten up the duties;
Wear a happy smile;
For the road to Heaven
Is a sunny mile.

3 Speed you Christian workers,
Night will follow noon;
This the time for labor,
Darkness soon!
Day for earnest purpose;
Day for deeds of love;
Bare the arm for action,
Loyal servants prove.

4 Speed you Christian workers,
Hear the rally call,
Jesus leads His forces;
Forward all!
Where the need is greatest;
Where the strife is long,
Go with noble courage,
And inspiring song.

Source: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old: for use in prayer and praise meetings, evangelistic services, sunday schools, young people's societies and all other departments of church work #21

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Speed you, Christian workers
Title: Christian workers
Author: John R. Clements
Copyright: Public Domain



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