"Could Ye Not Watch?"
One little hour for watching with the Master,
ETERNAL YEARS to walk with Him in white,
One little hour to bravely meet disaster,
ETERNAL YEARS to reign with Him in light.
One little hour to suffer scorn and losses,
ETERNAL YEARS beyond earth’s cruel frowns;
One little hour to carry heavy crosses,
ETERNAL YEARS to wear unfading crowns.
One little hour for weary toils and trials,
ETERNAL YEARS for calm and peaceful rest;
One little hour for patient self-denials,
ETERNAL YEARS of life where life is blest.
Then, souls, be brave, and watch until the morrow,
Awake, arise, your lamps of purpose trim;
Your Savior speaks across the night of sorrow,
Can you not watch one little hour with Him?
2 Corinthians 4:17
"[Jesus] cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith…could ye not watch with Me one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak" (Matt. 26:40-41).