C. Elliot


CHRISTIAN, seek not yet repose,

Hear thy gracious Saviour 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 o’ercame,

Still they mark each warrior’s 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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