1 Forty days and forty nights
You were fasting in the wild;
Forty days and forty nights
Tempted, and yet undefiled.
2 Shall not we 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 we may not faint nor 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 Eastertide.
|First Line:||Forty days and forty nights|
|Title:||Forty Days and Forty Nights|
|Author:||George Hunt Smyttan (1856; alt.)|
|Scripture:||Matthew 6:1-2; Luke 4:1-2|
|Name:||AUS DER TIEFE RUFE ICH|
|Composer (attr. to):||Martin Herbst (1676)|