392. Lord, Who throughout These Forty Days

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1 Lord, who throughout these forty days,
For us didst fast and pray,
Teach us to overcome our sins,
And close by you to stay.

2 As you with Satan did contend,
And did the vict'ry win,
O give us strength in you to fight,
In you to conquer sin.

3 As you did hunger and did thirst,
So teach us, gracious Lord,
To die to self, and so to live
By your most holy word.

4 And through these days of penitence,
And through your Passiontide,
For evermore, in life and death,
O Lord! with us abide.

5 Abide with us, that through this life
Of doubts and hope and pain,
An Easter of unending joy
We may at last attain!

Text Information
First Line: Lord, who throughout these forty days
Title: Lord, Who throughout These Forty Days
Author: Claudia F. Hernaman, 1838-1898
Publication Date: 1994
Meter: CM
Scripture: Matthew 4:1-11; Mark 1:12-15; Luke 4:1-2
Topic: Seasons and Feasts: Ash Wednesday; Fasting
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: CM
Key: F Major
Source: John's Day Psalter, 1562;; harm. Based on the original faux-bourdon setting

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