My Soul, Be on Thy Guard

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Melody - "Schumann or White", from Cantica Laudis, Boston, 1850Seq. by Richard Jordan
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George Heath, 1781

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. Then persevere until death
Shall bring thee to thy God;
He'll take thee at thy parting breath
To His divine abode.

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