Watch and Pray (Crosby)

Watch and pray that when the Master cometh

Author: Fanny J. Crosby (1885)
Tune: [Watch and pray that when the Master cometh]
Published in 20 hymnals

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1 Watch and pray that when the Master cometh,
If at morning, noon, or night,
He may find a lamp in every window,
Trimmed, and burning clear and bright.

Refrain:
Watch and pray, the Lord commandeth;
Watch and pray, ’twill not be long.
Soon He’ll gather home His loved ones,
To the happy vale of song.

2 Watch and pray; the tempter may be near us;
Keep the heart with jealous care,
Lest the door, a moment left unguarded,
Evil thoughts may enter there. [Refrain]

3 Watch and pray, nor let us ever weary;
Jesus watched and prayed alone;
Prayed for us when only stars beheld Him,
While on Olive’s brow they shone. [Refrain]

4 Watch and pray, nor leave our post of duty,
Till we hear the Bridegroom’s voice;
Then with Him the marriage feast partaking,
We shall evermore rejoice. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Watch and pray that when the Master cometh
Title: Watch and Pray (Crosby)
Author: Fanny J. Crosby (1885)
Meter: 10.7.10.7.8.7.8.7
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Watch and pray, the Lord commandeth
Copyright: Public Domain

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Timeless Truths #909

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