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Hymn #497: Let Zion'S Watchmen All Awake

Hymn #496 Hymn #498

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497 (C.M.) Philip Doddridge

Let Zion's watchmen all awake

And take th'alarm they give;

Now let them, from the mouth of God

Their awful charge receive:

'Tis not a cause of small import

The pastor's care demands;

But what might fill an angel's heart

And fill a Saviour's hands.

They watch for souls for which the Lord

Did heav'nly bliss forgo;

Those that have tasted His rich grace,

And seek His will to know.

All to the great tribunal haste

Th'account to render there;

And shouldst Thou strictly mark our faults

Lord, where should we appear?

May that same Jesus, whom they preach,

Their own Redeemer be;

And watch Thou daily o'er their souls,

That they may watch for Thee.

Hymn #496 Hymn #498