1 We are by the Apostle taught,
And in his doctrine see,
How carefull every christian ought
In all their lives to be.
2 The Gospel brings the truth to sight,
And spreads a bright display!
And ignorance like, as the night,
Thereby is drove away.
3 This blessed light to us is shown,
O may it shine within,
To make our state by nature known,
And feel the weight of sin.
4 Yet sure Salvation thro' the blood
Of Jesus we obtain!
And thus restor'd unto our God,
And made his own again.
5 Then, O ye christians pray be wise;
Exert your inmost pow'r--
Strive from the sleep of sin to rise,
Awake and sleep no more.
6 The night is past and fully spent,
Let works of darkness cease:
The blessed light that Jesus sent
Creates establish'd peace.Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #IX