(Charlotte Elliott)

Watch and Pray

CHRISTIAN! seek not yet repose,
Hear thy guardian angel say;
Thou art in the midst of foes;
                    Watch and pray.

Principalities and powers,
Mustering their unseen array,
Wait for thy unguarded hours;
                    Watch and pray.

Gird thy heavenly armour on,
Wear it ever night and day;	        
Ambushed lies the evil one;
                    Watch and pray.

Hear the victors who oercame;
Still they mark each warriors way;
All with one sweet voice exclaim
                    Watch and pray.

Hear, above all, hear thy Lord,
Him thou lovest to obey;
Hide within thy heart His word,	
                    Watch and pray.

Watch, as if on that alone
Hung the issue of the day;
Pray, that help may be sent down;
                    Watch and pray.

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