437. My Soul, Be on Thy Guard

1 My soul, be on thy guard!
Ten thousand foes arise;
The hosts of sin are pressing hard
To draw thee from the skies.
O watch, and fight, and pray;
The battle ne’er give o’er;
Renew it boldly ev’ry day,
And help divine implore.

2 Ne’er think the vict’ry won,
Nor lay thine armor down;
The work of faith will not be done,
Till thou obtain the crown.
Fight on, my soul, till death
Shall bring thee to thy God;
He’ll take thee, at thy parting breath,
To His divine abode.

Text Information
First Line: My soul, be on thy guard!
Title: My Soul, Be on Thy Guard
Author: George Heath
Meter: S. M. D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1901
Topic: Christian: Conflict
Tune Information
Composer: R. Menthal
Meter: S. M. D.

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