1 Forty days and forty nights
you were fasting in the wild;
Forty days and forty nights
tempted, and yet undefiled.
2 Shall we not your sorrow share
and from worldly joys abstain,
Fasting with unceasing prayer,
strong with you to suffer pain?
3 Then if Satan on us press,
flesh or spirit to assail,
Victor in the wilderness,
grant that we not faint or fail!
4 So shall we have peace divine:
holier gladness ours shall be;
'Round us, too, shall angels shine,
such as served you faithfully.
5 Keep, O keep us, Savior dear,
ever constant by your side;
That with you we may appear
at the eternal Easter-tide.
|First Line:||Forty days and forty nights|
|Title:||Forty Days and Forty Nights|
|Author:||George Hunt Smyttan (1856, alt.)|
|Scripture:||Hebrews 2:18; Mark 14:3-9; Matthew 4:1-11|
|Topic:||Jesus Christ: Temptation of; Lent; Struggle and Conflict(3 more...)|
|Composer (attributed to):||Martin Herbst (1676)|