Latinised Hymns

"Christian, seek not yet repose,"

"Christian, seek not yet repose,"
Hear thy guardian angel say;
"Thou art in the midst of foes:
Watch and pray!"

Principalities and powers,
Mustering their unseen array,
Wait for thine unguarded hours:
Watch and pray!

Gird thy heavenly armour on,
Wear it ever night and day;
Ambushed lurks the evil one:
Watch and pray!

Hear the victors who o'ercame;
Still they mark each warrior's way
All with one sweet voice exclaim:
"Watch and pray!"

Hear, above all, hear thy Lord,
Him thou lovest to obey;
Hide within thy heart his word:
"Watch and pray!"

Watch, as if on that alone
Hung the issue of the day;
Pray, that help may be sent down:
Watch and pray!


"Cincte multis hostibus,
differ" tuus "otia;"
custos inquit angelus,

Qui in mundo praevalent
caeca te concilia,
dum neglexeris, manent:

Arma nocte tu geras
et die caelestia;
latet enim Satanas:

Quemque militem notant
qui vicerunt antea;
dulci voce consonant:

Audiatur Dominus,
cuius grata imperia;
dictum conde intrinsecus:

Solo vigila quasi
staret hoc victoria;
ora, detur ops tibi;

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