1 The Savior bids us watch and pray
Through life’s momentous hour,
And grants the Spirit’s quickening ray
To those who seek His power.
2 The Savior bids us watch and pray,
Maintain a warrior’s strife;
O Christian! hear His voice today:
Obedience is thy life.
3 The Savior bids us watch and pray,
For soon the hour will come
That calls us from the earth away
To our eternal home.
4 The Savior bids us watch and pray,
O hearken to His voice,
And follow where He leads the way,
To Heav’n’s eternal joys!
|First Line:||The Savior bids us watch and pray|
|Title:||The Savior Bids Us Watch And Pray|
|Source:||Spiritual Songs for Social Worship (Utica, New York: 1831)|
|Notes:||Alternate tunes: CHIMES by Lowell Mason; CORBET by William Mason in the "American Tune Book;" PETERBOROUGH by Ralph Harrison; SILOAM by Isaac B. Woodbury; TAMPICO,anonymous in "Christian Hymn and Tune Book;" VANMETER by Isaac B. Woodbury|