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CONFLICT AND HEROISM


134 Awake, My Soul, Stretch Every Nerve
(CHRISTMAS. C. M.)
Doddridge Philip,1702-1751 George Friedrich Handel,1728
 
  1. Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve, And press with vigor on!
    A heavenly race demands thy zeal,
    And an immortal crown, And an immortal crown,
  2. A cloud of witnesses around Hold thee in full survey ;
    Forget the steps already trod,
    And onward urge thy way, And onward urge thy way.
  3. Tis God's all animating voice That calls thee from on high;
    Tis his own hand presents the prize To thine aspiring eye,
    To thine aspiring eye.
  4. Blest Saviour, introduced by thee, Havel my race be-gun;
    And,crowned with victory, at thy feet
    I'll lay my honors down, I'll lay my honors down. Amen


135 My Soul, Be on Thy Guard
(LABAN. S.M.)
George Heath,1781 Lowell Mason,1830
 
  1. 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 every day,
    And help divine implore.
  3. Ne'er think the victory 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,
    Up to his blest abode. Amen

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