Lyrics and Information
Words by George Heath (1781)Tune: LABAN by Lowell Mason (1830)Key signature: B flat major (2 flats)Time signature: 4/4Meter: 18.104.22.168.Public Domain1. My soul, be on thy guard; Ten thousand foes arise; The hosts of sin are pressing hard To draw thee from the skies.2. O 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; Thy arduous work will not be done Till thou obtain thy 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.