This Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations.@Matthew 24:14
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Samuel F. Smith (1808-1895)

Samuel F. Smith, in The Psalmist, edited by Samuel Smith & Baron Stow (Boston, Massachusetts: Gould, Kendall & Lincoln, 1843), number 892.

Dedication (Foster) Myles B. Foster, 1890 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Onward speed thy conquering flight;
Angel, onward speed;
Cast abroad thy radiant light,
Bid the shades recede;
Tread the idols in the dust,
Heathen fanes destroy,
Spread the Gospel’s holy trust,
Spread the Gospel’s joy.

Onward speed thy conquering flight;
Angel, onward haste;
Quickly on each mountain’s height
Be thy standard placed;
Let thy blissful tidings float
Far o’er vale and hill,
Till the sweetly echoing note
Every bosom thrill.

Onward speed thy conquering flight;
Angel, onward fly;
Long has been the reign of night;
Bring the morning nigh:
’Tis to thee the heathen lift
Their imploring wail;
Bear them Heaven’s holy gift,
Ere their courage fail.

Onward speed thy conquering flight;
Angel, onward speed;
Morning bursts upon our sight—
’Tis the time decreed:
Jesus now His kingdom takes,
Thrones and empires fall,
And the joyous song awakes,
God is all in all.