Advent Hymnals


Christ in Song,

Speed away!  speed away, over mountain and sea,
To the hearts that are waiting with welcome for thee;
There are eyes that will gleam with the glad gospel light,
There are feet that will walk in the pathway of right,
There are voices to sing  
Praise to Jesus the King:
Speed away!  speed away!  Speed away!

Speed away!  speed away from thy home fair and bright,
To the homes that are darken'd by sin's starless night,
Tho' the world with its pleasures invite thee to stay,
Tho' the lov'd ones entreat thee "good-bye" to delay
Look away thro' the tears,
To eternity's years:
Speed away!  speed away!  Speed away!

Speed away!  speed away, with the love of thy Lord,
With the glorious tidings revealed in his word:
Bear the Bethlehem story with gladness to men,
Bid the world to prepare for His coming again;
Free salvation proclaim 
Thro' Immanuel's name:  
Speed away!  speed away!  Speed away!

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Title Speed Away!
Key A Major
Titles undefined
First Line Speed away! speed away, over mountains and sea
Author F. E. Belden
Year 1908
Composer undefined
Hymnal -
Tune Speed away! speed away! over mountain and sea
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# Stanzas
Chorus Type
Subjects Living His Life: Call to Activity; Special Selections: Male Voices
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Scripture Song
Last updated on 13th Apr 2023 by Brian Onang'o