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Watch and Pray

Words: Charlotte Elliott, 1839

Music:    "Vigilate,"  William H. Monk, 1868

   1. Christian, seek not yet repose,
      Cast thy dreams of ease away;
      Thou art in the midst of foes:
         Watch and pray.
   2. Principalities and powers,
      Mustering their unseen array,
      Wait for thy unguarded hours:
         Watch and pray.
   3. Gird thy heavenly armor on,
      Wear it ever, night and day;
      Ambushed lies the evil one:
         Watch and pray.
   4. Hear the victors who o'ercame;
      Still they mark each warrior's way;
      All with one sweet voice exclaim,
         "Watch and pray."
   5. Hear, above all, hear Thy Lord,
      Him thou lovest to obey;
      Hide within thy heart His word,
         "Watch and pray."
   6. 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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