Advent Hymnals


Christ in Song,

Watch, for the time is short;
Watch while 'tis called today;
Watch lest the world prevail;
Watch, Christian, watch and pray;
Watch, for the flesh is weak;
Watch, for the foe is strong;
Watch lest the Bridegroom come;
Watch, tho' he tarry long.

O watch and pray,
O watch and pray;
O watch is the darkness, and watch in the day;
Christian, watch and pray.

Chase slumber from thine eyes,
Chase doubting from thy breast;
Thine is the promis'd prize 
Of heaven's eternal rest;
Watch, Christian, watch and pray;
Thy Saviour watched for thee
Till from his brow there poured
Great drops of agony.  [Chorus]

Take Jesus for thy trust;
Watch while the foe is near;
Gird well the armor on;
Watch till thy Lord appear.
Now when thy sun is up,
Make thou no more delay,
In this accepted time
Watch, Christian, watch and pray.  [Chorus]

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Title Watch and Pray
Key F Major
Titles O watch and pray,
First Line Watch, for the time is short
Author Anon.
Year 1908
Composer R. Lowry
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Tune Watch, for the time is short
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Chorus Type
Subjects Christ: Prayer; Living His Life: Prayer; The Home Eternal: Nearing Home
Texts 1 Corinthians 16:13
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