Christian, seek not yet repose


Christian! seek not yet repose,
hear thy guardian angel say;
thou art in the midst of foes;
watch and pray.

Principalities and powers,
mustering their unseen array,
wait for thy unguarded hours;
watch and pray.

Gird thy heavenly armor on,
wear it ever night and day;
ambushed lies the evil one;
watch and pray.

Hear the victors who o'ercame;
still they mark each warrior's way;
all with one clear voice exclaim,
watch and pray.

Hear, above all, hear thy Lord,
him thou lovest to obey;
hide within thy heart his word,
watch and pray.

Watch, as if on that alone
hung the issue of the day;
pray that help may be sent down;
watch and pray.


Words: Charlotte Elliott, 1836

Music: Morgenglanz der Ewigkeit, Sentinel, Vigilate

Meter: 77 73

Website compiled by Steve Benner, 2000-2003.