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Watchmen Guarding Zion

Let the watchmen guarding Zion

Author: W. C. Martin
Tune: [Let the watchmen guarding Zion]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Let the watchmen guarding Zion,
Slumber not for foes are near;
Let the trumpet with its clearest note
Call to courage, not to fear.

Refrain:
Proclaim to the world the Word of God;
No line of it all from men withhold;
Yes, proclaim to men all the Word of God,
With a loving heart and bold.

2 Tell abroad of God’s great mercy,
As recorded in his Word;
Set the gates of Zion wide for all
Who surrender to the Lord. [Refrain]

3 Plead with men upon the highways,
Draw them by the cords of love;
And compel them to the Gospel feast
Spread in Zion’s courts above. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #157

Author: W. C. Martin

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_wc.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Let the watchmen guarding Zion
Title: Watchmen Guarding Zion
Author: W. C. Martin
Refrain First Line: Proclaim to the world the Word of God
Publication Date: 1908
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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