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O Jesus, thou wast tempted

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1 O Jesus, thou wast tempted,
Alone in deserts wild;
No human friend was near thee,
The evil tempter smiled.
O Jesus, thou didst conquer
By God’s own power in thee,
Help me, O Christ to conquer,
Give me the victory!

2 O Jesus, thou wast tempted,
To meanness, greed and shame,
In all points like as I am,
In every way the same.
With God’s great words of promise
Thy memory was stored,
And mean things lost their favor
Beside God’s holy word.

3 O Jesus, thou wast tempted
To live for self alone,
To be great, rich and powerful,
To get, to keep, to own.
Thou didst not bow to Mammon,
But chose to worship God,
O give me strength to follow,
To walk where thou hast trod!

4 O Jesus, in thy conquest
Fair angels came to bless
White winged they flocked around thee
In the lone wilderness.
May noble thoughts and memories,
Like angels dwell within,
O fill my life, Lord Jesus,
And leave no room for sin!

Source: Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #97

Author: J. Edgar Park

J. Edgar Park, until his retirement in 1944, was President of Wheaton College, Massachusetts. He was born in Belfast, Ireland, March 7, 1879 and had his theological studies at New College, Edinburgh, The Royal University, Dublin, and Princeton Theological Seminary. His principal pastorate was in the Second Church of Newton, Congregational, West Newton, Massachusetts, which he served 1926 to 1944, going from there to the Presidency of Wheaton. He is the author of many books, including one of the Lyman Beecher Lectures at Yale. He wrote one of the "Eleven Ecumenical Hymns," entitled "O Christ whose love has sought us out," which were obtained by the Hymn Society for use at the Evanston Assembly (1954) of the World Council of Churches. --Fo… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Jesus, thou wast tempted
Author: J. Edgar Park


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ST. HILDA (Knecht)

The original form of ST. EDITH (also known as ST. HILDA) was composed in 1793 by Justin Heinrich Knecht for the text “Der neidern Menschhiet Hülle.” It was published in Vollstandige Sammlung … Choralmelodien (1799), edited by Johann Friedrich Christmann and Knecht, who composed ninety-seven o…

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Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #97

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