Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.@1 Peter 5:8

George Heath, Hymns and Poetic Essays Sacred to the Public and Private Worship of the Deity, and to Religious and Christian Improvement, 1781.

Laban, Lowell Mason, 1830 ( pdf nwc).

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Lowell Mason (1792-1872)

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

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

Ne’er think the victory won,
Nor lay thine armor down;
The work of faith will not be done,
Till thou obtain the crown.

Fight on, my soul, till death
Shall bring thee to thy God;
He’ll take thee, at thy parting breath,
To His divine abode.

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The Forbidden Fruit