121. For the Tempted, Lord, We Pray

1 For the tempted, Lord, we pray;
For the souls that go astray;
Weak and weary, tempest-tost,
Stars all hid, and compass lost;
Sailors on the dang’rous seas,—
God of love, we pray for these.

2 For the tempted, Lord, we pray;
Thou didst make them, Thine are they:
When alluring forms are nigh,
When a thousand voices cry,
Loud and clear above them all
Let them hear Thy tender call.

3 For the tempted, Lord, we pray;
For the souls that go astray,
Beaten back by storm and sleet,
Scorned by all they chance to meet;
On them let Thy mercy shine,
Still remember they are Thine.

4 For the tempted, Lord, we pray;
Dust and ashes—such are they?
Hear them while they make their moan;
Thou canst save and Thou alone:
See, their feet are on the sands;
Christ of Calvary, hold their hands.

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First Line: For the tempted, Lord, we pray
Title: For the Tempted, Lord, We Pray
Author: Ellen M. H. Gates
Publication Date: 1902
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Topic: Temperance; Temptation-Trial
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Name: [For the tempted, Lord, we pray]
Composer: Ira D. Sankey



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