1 Should our minds, to earthly objects cleaving,
Of the mark forgetful prove?
God forbid! All worldly trifles leaving,
Let us fix our thoughts above,
Have with Christ in heaven our conversation,
Keep in view our blessed destination,
As redeemed from this world’s thrall
To pursue our heavenly call.
2 Let us watch and pray and never slumber,
Lest the foe approach unseen;
Cast away whate’er would us encumber,
Fear to touch the thing unclean;
Lest, escaped from the world’s pollution,
We again give way to sin’s delusion,
Ah, ‘twould cause us pungent pain,
Christ to crucify again.
Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #475