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591. Forty days and forty nights

1 Forty days and forty nights
you were fasting in the wild,
forty days and forty nights
tempted, and yet undefiled:

2 let us your endurance share
and from earthly greed abstain,
with you watching unto prayer,
with you strong to suffer pain.

3 And if Satan on us press
flesh or spirit to assail,
Victor in the wilderness,
grant we may not faint or fail.

4 Keep, O keep us, Saviour dear,
ever constant by your side,
that with you we may appear
at the eternal Eastertide.

Text Information
First Line: Forty days and forty nights
Alterer: Francis Pott, 1832-1909 (alt.)
Author: George Hunt Smyttan, 1822-70 (alt.)
Meter: 77.77
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Endurance; Jesus Christ: Earthly life; Lent (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer (attributed to): Martin Herbst, 1654-81
Meter: 77.77
Key: d minor
Source: 'Nürnbergisches Gesang-Buch', 1676

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