4125. Let Zion's Watchmen All Awake

1. Let Zion’s watchmen all awake
And take th’alarm they give;
Now let them, from the mouth of God
Their awful charge receive.

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

3. They watch for souls for which the Lord
Did heav’nly bliss forego;
Those that have tasted His rich grace,
And seek His will to know.

4. All to the great tribunal haste
Th’account to render there;
And shouldst Thou strictly mark our faults
Lord, where should we appear?

5. May that same Jesus, whom they preach,
Their own Redeemer be;
And watch Thou daily o’er their souls,
That they may watch for Thee.

Text Information
First Line: Let Zion's watchmen all awake
Title: Let Zion's Watchmen All Awake
Author: Philip Doddridge (1736)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Doddridge wrote this hymn at Floore, Northamptonshire, England, probably for the ordination of a minister there. Alternate tunes: ABIDING GRACE, John S. Camp, circa 1905; ARLINGTON, Thomas A. Arne, 1762; CAITHNESS, Scottish Psalter, 1635
Tune Information
Composer: John Henry Cornell, 1828-1894
Meter: CM
Incipit: 51131 61551 32117
Key: A Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Adobe Acrobat image: Adobe Acrobat image
(Cyber Hymnal)
MIDI file: MIDI File
(Cyber Hymnal)
Noteworthy Composer score: Noteworthy Composer score
(Cyber Hymnal)
XML score: XML score

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us