Our Savior's words are, Watch and prayAuthor: James Montgomery
Tune: WAREHAM (Knapp)
Published in 4 hymnals
Our Saviour's words are "Watch and Pray:"
Lord, make us willing to obey;
Lord, make us able to fulfil
Thy counsel--give both power and will.
The wisdom from above impart,
To keep our hand, and tongue, and heart,
In thought, word, deed,--that so we may
Pray whilst we watch, watch while we pray.
Lest while we watch, and fear no snare,
We fall into neglect of prayer;
Or, while we pray, and watch not, sin
Creep like a subtil serpent in.
When by an evil world beset,
Allurements smile, or terrors threat,
Well way we watch our Master's eye,
And pray for faith to fight or fly.
Our strength be His Omnipotence,
His truth our sole and sure defence,
His grace will aid the feeble saint
To watch and pray, and never faint.
For He who hath commanded thus,
Oft watch'd and pray'd on earth for us;
And still with interceding love,
Watches and prays for us above.
Sacred Poems and Hymns
Our Saviour’s words are, Watch and Pray. J. Montgomery. [Watchfulness and Prayer.] Written in 1835 (M. MSS.], and printed on a broadsheet for use at the Anniversary Sermons of the Red Hill Wesleyan Sunday Schools, Sheffield, March 1 and 2, 1835, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. It was also used by the Sheffield Sunday School Union, at the Whit-Monday gathering, 1841. In 1853 it was included in Montgomery’s Original Hymns, No. 162, and headed, “Watch and Pray.”
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #69a||Our Saviour's words are||Our Saviour's words are||ALL SAINTS||1874|
|Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d667||Our Savior's words are, Watch and pray||Our Savior's words are, Watch and pray||James Mongtomery||1843|
|Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d649||Our Savior's words are, Watch and pray||Our Savior's words are, Watch and pray||James Mongtomery||1866|
|Sacred Poems and Hymns #162||Our Saviour's words are Watch and Pray:||Our Saviour's words are Watch and Pray:||James Montgomery||188.8.131.52||Mark 14:38||1854|