Watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.@Mark 13:33
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Theodore E. Perkins (1831-1912)

Fanny Crosby, in The New Shining Star, by Theodore Perkins (New York: F. J. Huntington, 1864), number 5.

Theodore E. Perkins (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Softly on the breath of evening
Comes the tender sigh of day;
Lonely heart, by sorrow laden,
’Tis the time to pray.

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Weary pilgrim, cease thy mourning,
Weary pilgrim, cease thy mourning,
Rest beyond the river.

Pearly dews like tears are falling,
Gently on the sleeping flowers;
Stars like angel eyes are beaming
From celestial bowers.

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’Tis the hour where hallowed feelings
Chase our doubts and fears away;
’Tis the hour for calm devotion;
Pilgrim, watch and pray.

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Though temptations dark oppress thee,
Jesus guides thee on thy way;
He will hear thy lightest whisper,
Pilgrim, watch and pray.

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