Haste, traveller, haste! the night comes on. W. B. Collyer. [Invitation.] Appeared in Rippon's Baptist Selection, 27th edition, 1827, No. 581, Pt. ii., in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, with the refrain “Haste, traveller, haste," to stanzas i.—vi., and "Haste to Him, haste," to stanza vii. It is in use in Great Britain and America. Its original title is "Fleeing from the wrath to come by flying to Christ."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)