909. Watch and Pray

1 Watch and pray that when the Master cometh,
If at morning, noon, or night,
He may find a lamp in every window,
Trimmed, and burning clear and bright.

Refrain:
Watch and pray, the Lord commandeth;
Watch and pray, ’twill not be long.
Soon He’ll gather home His loved ones,
To the happy vale of song.

2 Watch and pray; the tempter may be near us;
Keep the heart with jealous care,
Lest the door, a moment left unguarded,
Evil thoughts may enter there. [Refrain]

3 Watch and pray, nor let us ever weary;
Jesus watched and prayed alone;
Prayed for us when only stars beheld Him,
While on Olive’s brow they shone. [Refrain]

4 Watch and pray, nor leave our post of duty,
Till we hear the Bridegroom’s voice;
Then with Him the marriage feast partaking,
We shall evermore rejoice. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Watch and pray that when the Master cometh
Title: Watch and Pray
Author: Frances J. Crosby (1885)
Meter: 10.7.10.7.8.7.8.7
Scripture: Mark 13:33
Topic: Watchfulness
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Watch_and_Pray); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (236); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (545)
Refrain First Line: Watch and pray, the Lord commandeth
Tune Information
Name: [Watch and pray that when the Master cometh]
Composer: William James Kirkpatrick
Meter: 10.7.10.7.8.7.8.7
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Watch_and_Pray); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (236); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (545)



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