Be ye not indolent

Be ye not indolent

Author: Paul Henkel
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Be ye not indolent,
Who would be heirs of grace;
Ye must not make yourselves content,
Till ye have run your race.

2 Ye are to watch and pray,
To pray and never cease;
To grow in grace from day to day,
And gain true holiness.

3 Your sins must be subdu'd
With all your carnal lusts;
Ye cannot serve the living God,
And grovel in the dust.

4 It would be all in vain,
And mocking of the word;
Should you embrace the world again,
And turn from Christ your Lord.

5 Should ye in vain receive
The blessed gospel light!
And suffer Satan to deceive,
To lead you in the night!

6 Yield not to Satan's pow'r,
Since Jesus set you free;
But watch and pray for evermore,
And gain the victory.

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.) #CCLXXXV

Author: Paul Henkel

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First Line: Be ye not indolent
Author: Paul Henkel
Language: English


This hymn appears to make its first appearance in Paul Henkel's Church Hymn Book, 1816. A large part of the contents of this hymnal were written by Paul Henkel; and John W. Steffy in Valley Harmonist, 2nd ed. attributes this hymn authoritatively to Paul Henkel.


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