The Savior bids us watch and pray

The Savior bids us watch and pray

Author: Thomas Hastings
Published in 87 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 The Saviour bids us watch and pray
Through time's brief, fleeting hour,
And gives the Spirit's quickening ray
To those who seek its power.

2 The Saviour bids us watch and pray,
Maintain a warrior's strife;
Help, Lord, to hear thy voice to-day;
Obedience is our life.

3 The Saviour bids us watch and pray;
For quickly he will come,
To call us from our toils away
To our eternal home.

4 The Saviour bids us watch and pray;
For lo! the Judge is near;
O may we joyfully obey,
And watch till he appear!

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #801

Author: Thomas Hastings

Hastings, Thomas, MUS. DOC., son of Dr. Seth Hastings, was born at Washington, Lichfield County, Connecticut, October 15, 1784. In 1786, his father moved to Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. There, amid rough frontier life, his opportunities for education were small; but at an early age he developed a taste for music, and began teaching it in 1806. Seeking a wider field, he went, in 1817, to Troy, then to Albany, and in 1823 to Utica, where he conducted a religious journal, in which he advocated his special views on church music. In 1832 he was called to New York to assume the charge of several Church Choirs, and there his last forty years were spent in great and increasing usefulness and repute. He died at New York, May 15, 1872. His aim was the… Go to person page >

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First Line: The Savior bids us watch and pray
Author: Thomas Hastings
Copyright: Public Domain



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