338. Watching for Souls in View of the great Account

1 Let Zion's watchmen all arise
To watch, long as they live;
And let them from the mouth of God
Their solemn charge receive.

2 'Tis not a cause of small import
The pastor's care demands;
But what might fill an angel's heart,
And fill'd a Savior's hands.

3 They watch for souls, for which the Lord
Did heavenly bliss forgo;
For souls which must forever live
In raptures, or in wo.

4 All to the great tribunal haste,
Th'account to render there;
And shouldst thou strictly mark our faults,
Lord, how should we appear?

5 May they that Jesus, whom they preach,
Their own Redeemer see;
And watch thou daily o'er their souls,
That they may watch for thee.

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First Line: Let Zion's watchmen all arise
Title: Watching for Souls in View of the great Account
Meter: C. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1845
Topic: The Church: Pastoral
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