Advent Hymnals

714. WATCHFUL AT HIS GATE

Christ in Song,

1.
Ye servants of the Lord,
Each in his office wait;
Observant of his heavn'ly word,
And watchful at his gate.
Observant of his heav'nly word,
And watchful at his gate.

2.
Let all your lamps be bright,
And trim the golden flame;
Gird up your loins as in his sight;
His coming thus proclaim.
Gird up your loins as in his sight;
His coming thus proclaim.

3.
Watch, 'tis your Lord's command,
And while we speak, he's near;
Mark the first signal of his hand,
And ready all appear.
Mark the first signal of his hand,
And ready all appear.

4.
O, happy servant he,
In such a posture found!
He shall his Lord with rapture see,
And be with honor crown'd.
He shall his Lord with rapture see,
And be with honor crown'd.

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Title Watchful at His Gate
Key D Major
Titles undefined
First Line Ye servants of the Lord
Author Philip Doddridge
Year 1908
Composer Unknown
Hymnal -
Tune EL KADER
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects The Home Eternal: Waiting for Christ
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