1 On the watch tow’r thou who standeth,
With a firm and measured tread,
Why so constant in thy vigil?
Is there ought to fear or dread?
Yes, the foe encampeth near us,
I must watch him hour by hour,
I must note his ev‘ry movement,
I must watch against his power.
Having on the Christian armor,
At the post of duty stand,
These the orders of our Captain,
Watch and pray with sword in hand.
2 From the tower O watchman tell me
What the message from the Lord,
Doth He bid thee spread the glory
And the triumph of His word?
This my message, like a trumpet,
Watchman, lift thy voice and cry;
Show the people their transgressions,
Lest they perish, lest they die. [Chorus]
3 From the tower O watchman tell me
What thou seest from afar,
Dost thou see a host with banners,
Onward marching to the war?
Rank by rank I see them coming,
Hallelujah, hark they sing,
Vict’ry! vic-t’ry! we shall conquer
Thro' the conquest of our King. [Chorus]
Source: Devotional Songs #54
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|Devotional Songs #54||On the Watch Tower||On the watch tow'r thou who standeth||[On the watch tow'r thou who standeth]||Fanny J. Crosby||1903|