"My Soul, Be on Thy Guard"
by George Heath, 1745?-1822
THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)
1. My soul, be on thy guard;
Ten thousand foes arise,
And hosts of sin are pressing hard
To draw thee from the skies.
2. Oh, watch and fight and pray,
The battle ne'er give o'er;
Renew it boldly ev'ry day
And help divine implore.
3. Ne'er think the vict'ry won
Nor lay thine armor down;
Thine arduous work will not be done
Till thou obtain the crown.
4. Fight on, my soul, till death
Shall bring thee to thy God;
He'll take thee at thy parting breath
To His divine abode.
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Hymn #449 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:6
Author: George Heath, 1781
1st Published in: _Cantica Laudis_
Town: Boston, 1850
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