449. 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.

2 Oh, watch and fight and pray,
The battle ne’er give o’er;
Renew it boldly ev'ry day
And help divine implore.

3 Ne’er think the vict'ry won
Nor lay thine armor down;
Thine arduous work will not be done
Till thou obtain thy crown.

4 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 (1781)
Meter: S.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: Sanctification (The Christian Life): Christian Warfare
Tune Information
Meter: S.M.
Key: A♭ Major
Source: "Cantica Laudis," Boston, 1850

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