Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

360. Christian, Dost Thou See Them

1 Christian, dost thou see them
On the holy ground,
How the powers of darkness
Rage thy steps around?
Christian, up and smite them,
Counting gain but loss,
In the strength that cometh
By the holy cross.

2 Christian, dost thou feel them,
How they work within,
Striving, tempting, luring,
Goading into sin?
Christian, never tremble;
Never be downcast;
Gird thee for the battle;
Thou shalt win at last.

3 Christian, dost thou hear them,
How they speak thee fair?
"Always fast and vigil?
Always watch and prayer?"
Christian, answer boldly,
"While I breathe I pray!"
Peace shall follow battle,
Night shall end in day.

4 "Well I know thy trouble,
O My servant true,
Thou art very weary—
I was weary too;
But that toil shall make thee
Someday all Mine own,
And the end of sorrow
Shall be near My throne."


Text Information
First Line: Christian, dost thou see them
Title: Christian, Dost Thou See Them
Author (ascribed to): Andrew of Crete (660-732)
Translator: John Mason Neale (1862; alt.)
Meter: 6. 5. 6. 5. D.
Publication Date: 1955
Scripture: ;
Topic: Courage; God: Strength and Refuge; Perseverance (6 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: John B. Dykes (1868)
Meter: 6. 5. 6. 5. D.
Key: C Major
Key: c minor

More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us