Be sober, watching unto prayer

Be sober, watching unto prayer

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1 Be sober watching unto pray'r,
Ye who would serve the Lord;
Since faithful christian's duties are,
To walk the narrow road.

2 Let fervent charity abound,
That grace from God above;
For where that precious gift is found,
It covers faults with love.

3 Where charity possess the mind,
It proves itself indeed;
Such are affectionate and kind
To all that are in need.

4 Such ne'er begrudge what they can do
But help on ev'ry side;
And thus to help each other through,
Real Christians are employ'd.

5 As faithful Stewards of the Lord
Each occupy his place;
And use the Oracles and word
With all the means of grace.

6 O what a pitty, Lord it is
That many son's of men!
Will never be convinc'd of this,
Salvation to obtain.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #XC

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