Watch unto Prayer

Representative Text

1 There’s a way that is free from sin,
Few there be that shall enter in;
Lest we stray from the narrow way,
Help us ever to watch and pray.

Watch and pray, watch and pray,
Or the tempter will lead astray;
Watch and pray, watch and pray,
You shall overcome if you watch and pray.

2 Watch and pray every day and hour,
Satan seeks whom he may devour;
You shall conquer, resist the wrong,
Standing fast in the Lord be strong. [Refrain]

3 Watch and pray lest the care and toil
Of this life should your purpose foil;
Lest you miss the eternal prize,
For the faithful in paradise. [Refrain]

4 Watch and pray—soon the Lord shall come
For His chosen, to take them home;
Those who walk in His righteousness
Shall abide in supernal bliss. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Clara McAlister Brooks

Birth: Oct. 9, 1882, Parke County, Indiana, USA Death: Mar. 20, 1980, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA Clara McAlister Brooks was one of our early songwriters and four of her pieces are in the current hymnal. From the earliest days of the movement we have had women prominent in all forms of our ministry—missionaries, evangelists, teachers, pastors, and God has honored their sacrificial labors. For that reason we can stand in amazement when here, in the 1970s, such old-line denominations as the Episcopal church are being racked with controversy over whether the ordination of women is permissible. But before we gather Pharisaic robes about ourselves, perhaps we need to look candidly at the way in which we, too, succumbed to so… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a way that is free from sin
Title: Watch unto Prayer
Author: Clara McAlister Brooks
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Watch and pray, watch and pray
Copyright: Public Domain



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Timeless Truths #465

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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