O speed thee, Christian, on thy way

O speed thee, Christian, on thy way

Tune: HERMON (Mason)
Published in 85 hymnals

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1 Oh, speed thee Christian, on thy way,
And to thy armor cling;
With girded loins the call obey
That grace and mercy bring.

2 There is a battle to be fought,
An upward race to run;
A crown of glory to be sought,
A victory to be won.

3 The shield of faith repels the dart
That Satan’s hand may throw;
His arrow cannot reach thy heart,
If Christ control the bow.

4. The glowing lamp of prayer will light
Thee on thy anxious road;
‘Twill keep the goal of heav’n in sight,
And guide thee to Thy God.

5 O, faint not, Christian, for thy sighs
Are heard before His throne;
The race must come before the prize,
The cross before the crown.

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #389

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0 speed thee, Christian, on thy way. [The Christian Race.] This is found in Sacred Melodies, or Hymns for Youth. By a Lady, N. Y., 1840-1. In the English Baptist Hymnal, 1879, it is attributed to Bp. H. U. Onderdonk, but upon what authority, we are unable to determine.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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Instances

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #316Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #316Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #630Page Scan
A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #731Page Scan
A. M. E. C. Hymnal #656
Asaph: or, The Choir Book #d188
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #219aPage Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #477Page Scan
Christian Science Hymnal #56Page Scan
Christian Science Hymnal #212Page Scan
Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #56aPage Scan
Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #56bPage Scan
Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #56cPage Scan
Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #56Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #467Page Scan
Church Hymns and Tunes #373Page Scan
Church Hymns and Tunes for use in Baptist Churches #d411
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #449Page Scan
Crown of Life: a collection of songs, new and old, for the use in the Sunday-school, prayer and praise meetings, and the home circle #148Page Scan
Gathered Jewels: a collection of Sunday School hymns and tunes by a selected corps of authors of great prominence; this book contains a department of christian heart songs especially prepared for youn #149Page Scan
Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #389TextPage Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d531
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #519Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #592Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes: for those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. #225Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d319
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #361Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #361Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship. 6th ed. #d179
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #742Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #742Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #755Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d361
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d807
Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #340Page Scan
Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship, Approved and Recommended ... by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 2nd ed. #d395
Melodies of Heaven #d101
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d485
Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d606
Sacred Songs for Social Worship #119Page Scan
Selah: a collection of psalm and hymn tunes, introits, anthems, chants, motetts, choruses, etc. adapted to the use of classes, private circles, and worship assemblies #121bPage Scan
Shook's Song Evangelist: a new collection of music for Sunday schools, gospel meetings, choirs and private worship #23Page Scan
Social Hymns and Tunes, for the Conference and Prayer Meeting, and the Home with services and prayers #262Page Scan
Songs for Men #d62
Songs for Social and Public Worship #219Page Scan
Songs for the Lord's House #d342
Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations: a collection of psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, with music for chuch services, prayer and conference meetings, religious conventions, and family worship. #12Page Scan
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #482Page Scan
Songs of Salvation. Work songs #d147
Songs of the Bible for the Sunday School #54Page Scan
Supplement to the Advent and Sabbath Hymn Book #d57
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #706Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #200.706Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book #706Page Scan
The Baptist Hymnal, for Use in the Church and Home #423Page Scan
The Baptist Hymnal. Shaped notes ed. #d433
The Baptist Standard Hymnal with Responsive Readings #694Page Scan
The Brethren Hymnody: with tunes for the sanctuary, Sunday-school, prayer meeting and home circle #312Page Scan
The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #439Page Scan
The Canadian Baptist Hymnal for the use of Churches and Families #d472
The Christian Melodist: a new collection of hymns for social religious worship #284Page Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d719
The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book: for social and public worship #454Page Scan
The Devotional Hymn Book #d351
The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #d466
The Gospel Hymnal #d459
The Gospel Psalmist #350Page Scan
The Harp #630Page Scan
The Manual of Praise for Sabbath and Social Worship #410Page Scan
The Olive Branch #d102
The Palm: a collection of sacred music, for choirs, singing schools and conventions #121aPage Scan
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #722Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #722Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #671Page Scan
The Reformed Church Hymnal: with tunes #434Page Scan
The Richard Allen A.M.E. Hymnal, with Responsive Scripture Readings. Rev. #d288
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #158dPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d797
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #487Page Scan
The Social and Sabbath School Hymn-Book. (5th ed.) #270Page Scan
The Southern Psalmist #d622
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d652
The Tabernacle Chorus #d125
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Work and Worship #d87



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