Heralds of Light, Speed Away

To the millions that are lying in darkness

Author: Lewis E. Jones
Tune: [To the millions that are lying in darkness]
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1 To the millions that are lying in darkness,
Heralds of light, speed away,
To the souls that long to hear of the Savior,
Carry the bright gospel ray.

Chorus:
Heralds of light, speed away;
Carry the bright gospel ray,
Dark the night of sin,
Let the sunlight in,
Heralds of light, speed away.

2 As you labor for the Lord He is with you,
Walks by your side day by day;
‘Tis His will that you should tell of His mercy,
Carry the bright gospel ray. [Chorus]

3 If he bids you speak the word to a brother,
Say what He wants you to say;
If He sends you o’er the vale or the mountain,
Carry the bright gospel ray. [Chorus]

4 Tho’ He bids you go for Him o’er the ocean,
You should but trust and obey;
To the heathen who are dwelling in blindness,
Carry the bright gospel ray. [Chorus]

Source: Light and Life Songs: adapted especially to sunday schools, prayer meetings and other social services #102

Author: Lewis E. Jones

Lewis Edgar Jones, 1865-1936 Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 8, 1865, Yates City, Il­li­nois. Died: Sep­tem­ber 1, 1936, San­ta Bar­ba­ra, Cal­i­for­nia. Buried: Al­too­na Wal­nut Grove Cem­e­te­ry, Etowah Coun­ty, Al­a­ba­ma. Pseudonyms: Lewis Edgar Edgar Lewis Mary Slater A class­mate of evan­gel­ist Bil­ly Sun­day, Jones at­tend­ed the Moo­dy Bi­ble In­sti­tute. Af­ter grad­u­a­tion, he worked for the Young Men’s Christ­ian As­so­ci­a­tion in Da­ven­port, Io­wa; Fort Worth, Tex­as (1915); and San­ta Bar­ba­ra, Cal­i­forn­ia (1925). Hymn writ­ing was his avo­ca­tion. Sources: Hustad, P. 266 Reynolds, P. 327 Reynolds, P. 347 Taylor, P. 340 http:… Go to person page >

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First Line: To the millions that are lying in darkness
Title: Heralds of Light, Speed Away
Author: Lewis E. Jones
Refrain First Line: Heralds of light, speed away

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