Scripture Verse

Watch and pray. Matthew 26:41


Charlotte Elliott (1789–1871)


Words: Char­lotte El­li­ott, 1836.

Music: Vi­gi­la­te Will­iam H. Monk, 1868 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

William H. Monk (1823–1889)


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.