Scripture Verse

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26:41


Words: Cla­ra Noyes, in Pre­cious Jew­els, ed­it­ed by J. H. Les­lie & R. B. Ma­haf­fey (New York: C. M. Ca­dy, 1878), page 69, alt.

Music: Li­long­we E. P. Noyes (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know E. P. Noyes’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Cla­ra Noyes,


Jesus, help me watch and pray,
On Thyself relying;
May I walk in wisdom’s way,
With Thy will complying.


Watching, praying, day by day,
Watching lest I go astray;
Trusting Thee in time of need,
Watching, praying ever.

Tempest tossed and sore distressed,
Still to Thee I’m clinging;
Naught on earth can give me rest,
Only sorrow bringing.


Brighter scenes in Heav’n await
For my raptured vision;
Soon I’ll pass the pearly gate,
To the fields elysian.