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For the tempted, Lord, we pray

For the tempted, Lord, we pray

Author: Ellen M. H. Gates
Tune: [For the tempted, Lord, we pray]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

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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.

Source: Young People's Songs of Praise #121

Author: Ellen M. H. Gates

Gates, Ellen, née Huntingdon, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, is the author of several popular pieces in the American Mission and Sunday School hymn-books. Of these the following have passed from the American books into Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos:— 1. Come home, come home, you are weary at heart. Invitation. 2. I am now a child of God. Saved through Jesus. 3. I will sing you a song of that beautiful land. Concerning Heaven. 4. O the clanging bells of time. Yearning for Heaven. 5. Say, is your lamp burning, my brother. Watching and Waiting. Concerning her poem which is used as a hymn in America, "If you cannot on the ocean" (Duty), Duffield says her account of its origin is as follows:—"The lines were written upo… Go to person page >

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First Line: For the tempted, Lord, we pray
Author: Ellen M. H. Gates


The Cyber Hymnal #11210
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