Christian, Seek Not Yet Repose

Christian, seek not yet repose

Author: Charlotte Elliott (1836)
Tune: VIGILATE (Monk)
Published in 198 hymnals

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1 'Christian! seek not yet repose,'
hear thy guardian angel say;
thou art in the midst of foes;
'watch and pray.'

2 Principalities and powers,
mustering their unseen array,
wait for thy unguarded hours;
'watch and pray.'

3 Gird thy heavenly armour 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.'

Source: CPWI Hymnal #430

Author: Charlotte Elliott

Elliott, Charlotte, daughter of Charles Elliott, of Clapham and Brighton, and granddaughter of the Rev. H. Venn, of Huddersfield, was born March 18, 1789. The first 32 years of her life were spent mostly at Clapham. In 1823 she removed to Brighton, and died there Sept. 22, 1871. To her acquaintance with Dr. C. Malan, of Geneva, is attributed much of the deep spiritual-mindedness which is so prominent in her hymns. Though weak and feeble in body, she possessed a strong imagination, and a well-cultured and intellectual mind. Her love of poetry and music was great, and is reflected in her verse. Her hymns number about 150, a large percentage of which are in common use. The finest and most widely known of these are, "Just as I am” and "My God… Go to person page >



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Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #490

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CPWI Hymnal #430

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #355

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #603


Small Church Music #5982


The Cyber Hymnal #1112

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #425

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