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

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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.

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

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

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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: Public Domain


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The Old Story in Song Number Two #157

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