1 Let Zion's watchmen all awake,
And take the alarm they give;
Now let them from the mouth of God
Their solemn charge receive.
2 'Tis not a cause of small import
The pastor's care demands;
but what might fill and angel's heart,
And filled a Savior's hands.
3 They watch for souls, for which the Lord
Did heavenly bliss forgo;
For souls, which must forever live
In raptures, or in woe.
4 All to the great tribunal haste,
Th' account to render there;
And should'st thou strictly mark our faults,
Lord, how should we appear?
5 May they that Jesus, whom they preach,
Their own Redeemer see;
And watch thou daily o'er their souls,
That they may watch for thee.
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799
|First Line:||Let Zion's watchmen all awake|
|Author:||Philip Doddridge (1736)|