O watch and pray, My soul, the way

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1 O watch and pray,
My soul, the way
Of safety lies before thee;
Lest thou shouldst be led astray
And the foe come o'er thee.

2 Use thou the Word
Of God, thy Lord;
All else is unavailing;
Ev'ry thought and passion guard
With this shield unfailing.

3 O make thy choice
The Spirit's voice
When He comes to remind thee;
Then shall peace thine heart rejoice,
Satan get behind thee.

4 One secret thought
With evil fraught,
Which in the heart was cherished,
Havoc of God's grace hath wrought,
And the soul hath perished.

5 Our evil mind,
To sin inclines,
Is drawn by sin around us;
If a wicked thought we mind,
Satan soon hath bound us.

6 One word from hell
Cast its foul spell
On Adam with temptation;
So by one man all men fell
Under condemnation.

7 Each soul astray
From Christ, the way,
Should keep God's people humble;
Jesus warns, "O watch and pray,
Lest ye fall and stumble."

8 Be on your guard,
Keep watch and ward,
Beware of Satan's cunning!
Watch and pray and trust your Lord
Till ye see Him coming!

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #516

Author: Hans Adolf Brorson

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Translator: George Taylor Rygh

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Text Information

First Line: O watch and pray, My soul, the way
Author: Hans Adolf Brorson
Translator: George Taylor Rygh
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Fast fades the day
Copyright: Public Domain



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