45. Watch, my Soul, and Pray

1 Watch, my soul, and pray;
Cast all sloth away!
Watch, the tempter's snares are nearest,
Where the danger least thou fearest,
Such is e'er His way:
Watch, my soul, and pray!

2 Watch and pray, my soul,
Flesh and blood control;
When the world, with tempting story,
Points to pleasure, wealth, and glory,
Be not led astray:
Watch, my soul, and pray!

3 See the goodly land
On the other strand;
See God's people, thither tending,
Thro' the sea and desert wending,
Led by Joshua's hand:
Seek the goodly land!

4 Through thy pilgrimage,
Guard thy heritage;
Pray and fight, on Christ relying,
Live to Him, thyself denying;
Onward to the goal:
Win the crown, my soul!

5 Watch and fight and pray,
Through this mortal day;
Soon thy Canaan thou attainest,
Soon thy crown and palm thou gainest;
Peace is won for aye:
Watch, my soul, and pray!

Text Information
First Line: Watch, my soul, and pray
Title: Watch, my Soul, and Pray
Author: J. O. Wallin, 1779-1839
Publication Date: 1918
Topic: Praise and Prayer: Prayer; Opening Hymns
Tune Information
Composer: Adam Drese, 1620-1701
Key: G Major

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