C.M. 1 JESUS, my Master and my Lord, I would thy will obey, Humbly receive thy warning word, And always watch and pray. My constant need of watchful prayer I daily see and feel, To keep me safe from every snare Of sin, and earth, and hell.
2 Into a world of ruffians sent, I walk on hostile ground, Wild human bears on slaughter bent, And ravening wolves, surround: The lion seeks my soul to slay In some unguarded hour, And waits to tear his sleeping prey, And watches to devour.
3 But worse than all my foes I find The enemy within, The evil heart, the carnal mind, My own insidious sin: My nature every moment waits To render me secure, And all my paths with ease besets, To make my ruin sure.
4 But thou hast given a loud alarm; And thou shalt still prepare My soul for all assaults, and arm With never-ceasing prayer; O do not suffer me to sleep, Who on thy love depend; But still thy faithful servant keep, And save me to the end!