471. Christian, seek not yet repose

1 Christian, seek not yet repose,
Cast thy dreams of ease away;
Thou art in the midst of foes:
Watch and pray.

2 Principalities and pow'rs,
Must'ring their unseen array,
Wait for thine unguarded hours:
Watch and pray.

3 Gird thy heav'nly armor on,
Wear it ever, night and day;
Ambushed lies the evil one:
Watch and pray.

4 Hear the victors who o'ercame:
Still they mark each warrior's way;
All with one sweet voice exclaim,
"Watch and pray."

5 Hear, above all, hear thy Lord,
Him thou lovest to obey;
Hide within thy heart his word,
"Watch and pray."

6 Watch, as if on that alone
Hung the issue of the day;
Pray, that help may be sent down:
Watch and pray.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Christian, seek not yet repose
Author: Charlotte Elliott (1839)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 7. 7. 7. 8.
Scripture: Matthew 26:41; 1 Peter 4:7
Topic: Christian Life: Conflict with Sin; Patience of Christians; Perseverance (3 more...)
Language: English
Notes: St. 1, line 2, alt.
Tune Information
Name: VIGILATE
Composer: William H. Monk (1868)
Meter: 7. 7. 7. 8.
Key: E♭ Major



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