Scripture Verse

Watch and pray. Matthew 26:41


Charlotte Elliott

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Words: Char­lotte El­li­ott, 1836.

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

Alternate Tune:

William H. Monk


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.