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.
|First Line:||Let Zion's watchmen all awake|
|Title:||Let Zion's Watchmen All Awake|
|Author:||Philip Doddridge (1736)|
|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|
|Composer:||John Henry Cornell, 1828-1894|
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