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“Watch and pray.” Matt. 26. 41; Mark 14. 38

W. Gadsby    7s

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Dangerous is the path we go,
In this wilderness below,
Savage beasts, of every kind,
Aiming to distress the mind.

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Scarce an hour but pilgrims see
They from danger are not free;
In some unexpected way,
Something fills them with dismay.

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Thus beset, they daily feel
They have neither strength nor skill
Rightly to oppose the foe,
Or to guard against the woe.

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How, then, can they persevere?
Must they of the prize despair?
No; ’tis theirs to watch and pray,
For the Lord will guard the way.

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Christ the Master, Lord of all,
Bids his children watch and call;
May it be our blessed case,
Both to watch and seek his face.

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When we watch, then may we pray,
And in prayer watch every day;
And with pleasure ever prove
All our strength is from above.

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[Thus supported, we shall be
More than conquerors, Lord, through thee;
And when every danger’s past,
Live and reign with thee at last.]