Birds in Hymns – Speed For Thy Life

Birds in Hymns – Speed For Thy Life by Fanny Crosby

Based on Psalm 11:1

In the LORD I put my trust; How can you say to my soul, “Flee as a bird to your mountain”? (Psalm 11:1 NKJV)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, 1903.

Music: W. How­ard Doane

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Indian Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscicollis) on nest by Nikhil

Indian Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscicollis) on nest by Nikhil

Speed for thy life to the mountain,
Slight not the message divine,
Danger and death are before thee,
Haste, while the hours are thine.

Refrain

Speed thee, speed thee;
Shadows around thee are falling;
Speed thee, speed thee;
Come while the Savior is calling.

Speed for thy life to the mountain,
List to the warning again;
Forward, and look not behind thee,
Stay not in all the plain.

Refrain

Speed, for the day is declining,
Soon its bright moments will fade;
What if a storm should o’ertake thee,
Where would thou turn for aid?

Refrain

Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) at Nest by Anthony747

Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) at Nest by Anthony747

Speed for thy life to the mountain,
Fly like a bird to its nest,
Fly to the arms of the Savior:
There is thy only rest.

Refrain

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What a great encouragement for us to make
sure we speed to the Savior.

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2 thoughts on “Birds in Hymns – Speed For Thy Life

  1. You got that right, April. Thanks for stopping by again (and again and again…)
    The last few weeks (with Dan’s mom’s passing) has helped keep us focused on the Savior. He does give that peace the passeth understanding in times like this.

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