Journey Of The Night Watches

First Watch : 6pm-9pm

O, hearken, now, and dim the lights
as glory fills, first watch, of nights
and Heaven's veils are slowly drawn,
signaling the day is gone.
Take up your posts, ye watchmen, strong --
the birds have hushed, their solemn song .

Second Watch: 9pm-12am

Civil Twilight flashes green
on horizons seldom seen
unless ye know just where to look
to find the passage, some forsook ;
through eye of needle, light the way--
darkened night, replaced the day.

Third Watch: 12am-3am

O' gird your souls with prayers, strong,
lest evildoers come along
in dreams, disguised, to sow dismay --
hold fast to words the Lord did say:
"Shields up, to fend off fiery darts,
sword and armors , 'cross thy heart!"

Fourth Watch: 3am-6am

Tis now the nearing of the hours
when beasts of night, shall shrink and cower
back to shadows, while we praise
the Son of Light and dawning day.
Birds, a-chirp, to usher in
news of battles, won, within.
Written by MadameLavender
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Written for Missy's Song of Art comp
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