"My Soul, Be on Thy Guard"
                        by George Heath, 1745?-1822
                                Text From:
                            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.

Notes: Hymn #449 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:6 Author: George Heath, 1781 Tune: "Schumann" 1st Published in: _Cantica Laudis_ Town: Boston, 1850
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