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]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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 USA 1865-1936. Born in Yates City, IL, his family moved near Davenport, IA, where he lived on a farm until age 21. He went into business for awhile, and attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He was a classmate of evangelist, Billy Sunday. After graduating, he worked for the YMCA in Davenport, IA; Fort Worth, TX (1915, as general secretary); and Santa Barbara, CA (1925 as general secretary). Hymn writing was his avocation, and he wrote 200+, advising that many came from pastors’ sermons. He married Lora May Wright (1872-1950), and they had a daughter, Frances Ellen (1897-1982). He died in Santa Barbara, CA. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

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
Copyright: Public Domain

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Light and Life Songs #102

Pearls of Praise and Promise #d126

Songs of Devotion and Praise #d184

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Songs of Mounting Up No. 2 #118

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