Watchman, what of the night?Isaiah 21:11b
Watchman, watch The enemy of error is crouching at my door Please watch and guard and give fair warning Lest I slip into sin once more Watchman, watch Sins creep from their lurking places where the darkness reigns Mount the watchtower and fiercely pray Hold the power that breaks my chains Watchman, watch Help me care about my duty with passionate love Go with me and sound the war alarm Bestow Your power from above
Errors are a numerous horde, and new ones appear every hour: Sins creep from their lurking place when the darkness reigns; I must myself mount the watch-tower, and watch unto prayer. Our heavenly Protector foresees all the attacks which are about to be made upon us… He prays for us that our faith fail not, when we are sifted as wheat. Continue O gracious Watchman, to forewarn us of our foes, and for Zion’s sake hold not Thy peace.
Let us observe the signs of the times and prepare for conflict.
Charles H. Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, p. 438.