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Speed The Light

There's a land beyond the sea

Author: Anna D. Bradley
Tune: [There’s a land beyond the sea]
Published in 10 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a land beyond the sea
Where the fields are white and fair;
Hear the cry, oh, souls redeemed—
From the lost ones over there.

Speed the light, or else we die;
Souls redeemed, oh, speed the light.
Heed, oh heed, our anguished cry—
Speed the light, oh, speed the light.

2 Hear our cry, for soon for us
Day will sink in endless night;
Give us help ere ’tis too late—
Speed the light, oh speed the light. [Refrain]

3 Still they cry! Give heed, oh soul,
Jesus died that they might live;
Dare ye turn a deafened ear?
Dare refuse the light to give? [Refrain]

4 Know, my soul, ’tis not enough
That you sing and softly pray;
Speed the light, oh, speed the light!
Jesus calls—do not delay. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7964

Author: Anna D. Bradley

Anna D. Bradley made many contributions to the Christian Standard, memorably a tribute to her mother that resonates with all daughters. --from Christian Church Women: Shapers of a Movement Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a land beyond the sea
Title: Speed The Light
Author: Anna D. Bradley
Language: Latin
Refrain First Line: Speed the light, or else we die
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #7964
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #7964

Include 9 pre-1979 instances
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