Christian, seek not yet repose (William Henry Monk)

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  • (Posted 2022-06-07)  CPDL #69624:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2022-06-07).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern
  • (Posted 2016-11-18)  CPDL #41914:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-11-18).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 25 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: Christian, seek not yet repose
Composer: William Henry Monk
Tune: Vigilate
Lyricist: Charlotte Elliott

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 77. 73

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published:
Description: A descant to the hymn can be found here.

External websites:

Original text and translations

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1  Christian, seek not yet repose;
Hear thy guardian angel say,
'Thou art in the midst of foes:
Watch and pray.'

2  Principalities and powers,
Mustering their unseen array,
Wait for thy unguarded hours:
Watch and pray.

3  Gird thy heavenly armour on;
Wear it ever, night and day;
Ambushed lies the evil one:
Watch and pray.

4  Hear the victors who o'ercame;
Still they mark each warrior's way;
All with one sweet voice proclaim,
'Watch and pray.'

5  Hear, above all, hear the Lord,
Him thou lovest to obey;
Hide within thy heart His word,
'Watch and pray.'

6  Watch, as if on that alone
Hung the issue of the day:
Pray that help may be sent down:
Watch and pray.