603 - Christian, Seek Not Repose

Christian, seek not yet repose,
Cast they dreams of ease away;
Thou art in the midst of foes;
Watch and pray!

Gird thy heavenly armor,
Wear it ever, night and day;
Ambushed lies the evil one;
Watch and pray!

Hear the victors who o’er came;
Still they mark each warrior’s way;
All with one sweet 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!