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Shall we grow weary in our watch




Shall we grow weary in our watch,
And murmur at a the long delay,
Impatient of our Fatherís time
And his appointed way?


O, oft a deeper test of faith
Than prison-cell, or martyrís stake,
The self-renouncing watchfulness
Of silent prayer may strike.


We gird us bravely to rebuke
Our erring brother in the wrong;
And in the ear of pride and power
Our warning voice is strong.


Easier to smite with Peterís sword
Than watch on hour in humbling prayer;
Lifeís great things, like the Syrian lord,
Our hearts can do and dare:


But, O, we shrink from Jordanís side,
From waters which alone can save;
And murmur for Abanaís banks
And Pharparís brighter wave.


O Thou, who in the gardenís shade
Didst wake thy weary ones again,
Who slumbered at that fearful hour,
Forgetful of thy pain,ó


Bend oíer us now, as over them,
And set our sleep-bound spirits free,
Nor leave us slumbering in the watch
Our souls should keep with thee!

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 6
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs:
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1854# 278
      MUSIC
      Name: JUST AS I AM (DUNSTAN)
      Meter: 8 8 8 6
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1893
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 458 No key
        # 477Ab
        # 249Ab
        # 442Ab
        # 394Ab
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