605 - My Soul, Be on Thy Guard

My soul, be on thy guard!
Ten thousand foes arise;
The host of sin pressing hard
To draw thee from the skies.

O watch, and fight, and pray!
The battle ne’er give o’er;
Renew it boldly everyday,
And help divine implore.

Ne’er think the victory won,
Nor lay thine armor down;
Thy arduous task will not be done
Till thou obtain the crown.