Sunday, February 11, 2018

Christian, seek not yet repose

Watch and Pray -- Sung by Haven A cappella

1. Christian, seek not yet repose,
Cast thy dreams of ease away;
Thou art in the midst of foes:
Watch and pray.

2. Wicked forces, evil powers,
Gathered in 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 victory shall be won:
Watch and pray.

By Charlotte Elliott (1789 - 1871), 1836

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