Christian, seek not yet repose
Christian, seek not yet repose. Charlotte Elliott* (1789-1871).
First published in Morning and Evening Hymns for a Week (1836) for ‘Wednesday Morning’ with the following heading: ‘Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation. MATT. xxvi. 41’. It is in six stanzas of three lines followed by a short refrain (compare Elliott’s ‘Just as I am, without one plea’*):
Christian, seek not yet repose;Cast thy dreams of ease away;Thou art in the midst of foes: Watch and pray.
Principalities and powers,Mustering their unseen array,Wait for thy unguarded hours: Watch and pray.
Gird thy heavenly armour on;Wear it ever, night and day;Ambushed lies the evil...
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