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.
|First Line:||Let Zion's watchmen all arise|
|Title:||Watching for Souls in View of the great Account|
|Topic:||The Church: Pastoral|