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.

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. 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. © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch)  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



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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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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