“Watch and be sober.” 1 Thess. 5. 6; 1 Pet. 5. 8
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Watch, watch, and be sober, ye children of God;
Your wonderful Lover has bought you with blood;
Your Husband and Saviour for you gave his life;
Then be your behaviour becoming his wife.
O watch against trusting to your native strength;
Behold Peter boasting, but o’ercome at length;
Your strength will forsake you, and leave you to fall,
Unless the Lord make you to trust him for all.
Treat all as deceivers that lead not to Christ;
As holy believers, rely on your Priest;
Watch ye against sleeping, and stand to your post,
Lest you should go weeping, while Canaanites boast.
By awful temptations attacked and distressed,
Though thousand vexations each moment molest,
Yet watch against falling, and yield not to doubt,
On Christ your Lord calling, your foes you shall rout.