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449. C. M. Matt. x. 16, 17.

BEHOLD, I send you forth, as sheep

Amidst a

Near to your watchful Shepherd keep, Commit to him your souls.

2 Beware of men-of what they state;
The wisdom from above
Will watch alike against their hate,
And their insidious love.

3 Be sure you be as serpents wise,
And harmless as the dove;
And let your whole affections rise,
And fix on God above.

4 Yes, Lord, I would beware of men ; Beware of Satan too;

And more than all, the foe within,
My constant bosom-foe.

5 Assist me, Lord, to watch and pray,
And fight my passage through;
To grow in grace from day to day,
And onward, heavenward go.

450. S. M. Wesley's Coll. The same subject.

BID me of men beware,

And to my ways take heed;
Discern their every secret snare,
And circumspectly tread.

2 O may I calmly wait

Thy succours from above,
And stand against their open hate,
And well-dissembled love,

3 My Spirit, Lord, alarm,
When men and devils join;
'Gainst all the powers of Satan arm,
In panoply divine.

4 But, above all, afraid
Of my own bosom-foe,
Still let me seek to thee for aid,
To thee my bosom show;-

5 Hang on thy arm alone,

With self-distrusting care, And deeply in the spirit groan The never-ceasing prayer.

451. C. M.

The Soldiers of Christ exhorted. AWAKE! my soul, and use thy arm

The powers of hell are near, Awake! to watchfulness and prayer And thou hast nought to fear.

2 Awake! with gospel armour on, In panoply complete ;

Let hope. through grace, thy head adorn And gospel peace thy feet.

3 Awake! and gird thyself with truth,
Almighty strength put on,-

Be sure to take the shield of faith,
And trust in Christ alone.

4 Pray!-always pray, and never faint,
Watch in the Spirit too,-
With perseverance pray for saints,
And force thy passage through.

452. S. M. Wesley's Coll.
Soldiers of Christ exhorted.

SOLDIERS of Christ, arise!

And put your armour on, Strong in the strength that God supplies Through his eternal Son.

2 Strong in the Lord of hosts,
And of his mighty power,
Who in the strength of Jesus trusts,
Is more than conqueror.

3 Stand then in his great might,
With all his strength endued,
And take, to arm you for the fight,
The panoply of God.

4 That having all things done,
And all your conflicts past,
You may o'ercome through Christ alone,
And be complete at last.

5 To God your every want
In instant prayer display;
Pray always pray, and never faint,
And, without ceasing, pray!

453. S. M. Heath.

The Soul called upon to Watch and Pray.
MTen thousand foes arise;

And many a sin is pressing hard,
To draw thee from the skies.

2 Arise! and watch and pray,

The conflict ne'er give o'er;
Renew it boldly every day,

And help Divine impiore.

3 Ne'er think the victory won,
Nor once at ease sit down;
The arduous work will not be done,
Till thou hast got the crown.

454. S. M. Wesley's Coll.
Soldiers of Christ encouraged.
how the
Attend the trumpet's sound!
Stand to your arms-the foe is nigh,
The powers of hell surround.

2 Who bow to Christ's command,
Your arms and hearts prepare;
The day of battle is at hand,-
Go forth to glorious war!

3 See, on the mountain top,

The standard of your God! In Jesus' name I lift it up.

All stain'd with hallowed blood.

4 Go up with Christ

your Head! Your Captain's footsteps see! Follow your Captain, and be led To certain victory.

455. PART II.

leads us on,

He beckons from the skies, And reaches out a starry crown, And bids us take the prize.

2 Be faithful unto death; Partake my victory;

And thou shalt wear this glorious wreath. And ever reign with me.

456. C. M. Watts.

Stand fast in the faith. 1 Cor. xvi. 13.


A follower of the Lamb?

And shall I fear to own his cause
Or blush to speak his name?

2 Must I be carried to the skies,
On flow'ry beds of ease;
While others fought to win the prize,
And sail'd through bloody seas?

3 Are there no foes for me to face?
Must I not stem the flood?
Is this vile world a friend to grace,
To help me on to God?


4 Sure I must fight, if I would reign,
Increase my courage, Lord!
I'll bear the toil, endure the pain,
Supported by thy word.

5 Thy saints in all this glorious war,
Shall conquer though they die :
They see the triumph from afar,
And seize it with their eye.

6 When that illustrious day shall rise,
And all thy armies shine
In robes of victory through the skies.
The glory shall be thine..

457. C. M. Baltimore Collection. Breathing after Zeal and Courage.. DIDST thou, dear Jesus, suffer shame,

And bear the cross for me?
And shall I fear to own thy name,
And thy disciple be?

2 Forbid it, Lord, that I should dread
To suffer pain or loss;
But in thy footsteps let me tread,
And glory in thy cross.

3 Inspire my soul with life divine,
And holy courage bold;

Let knowledge, faith, and meekness shine..
Nor love, nor zeal grow cold.

4 Say to my soul, Why dost thou fear The face of feeble man?


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"Behold thy heavenly Captain here,
'Before thee,. in the van.

5 O, how, my soul would up and run,.
At that transporting word!
Nor any painful suffering shun,
To follow thee, my Lord!
6 To thee I cheerfully submit,

And all my powers resign;→
Let wisdom point out what is fit
And I'll no more repine..

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