Watch My Soul And Pray

Watch, my soul, and pray;
Arm for life’s affray.
When the danger least thou fearest,
Watch, the tempter’s snares are nearest,
Such is e’er his way:
Watch, my soul, and pray.

Watch and pray, my soul,
Flesh and blood control;
When the world, in tempting story,
Tells of pleasure, wealth, and glory,
Be not led astray:
Watch, my soul, and pray.

See the goodly land
On the heavenly strand;
See God’s people, thither tending,
Through the sea and desert wending,
Led by Joshua’s hand:
Seek the goodly land.

Through thy pilgrimage,
Guard thy heritage;
Pray and fight, on Christ relying,
Live to Him, thyself denying;
Onward to the goal,
Win the crown, my soul!

Watch, and fight, and pray
Through this mortal day;
Soon thy Canaan thou attainest,
Soon thy crown and palm thou gainest,
Peace is won for aye:
Watch, my soul, and pray.