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May God Give You Grace to Say "No"

Temptations are always abounding

Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Tune: [Temptations are always abounding]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Temptations are always abounding,
You’ll meet them wherever you go,
But when and wherever you face them,
May God give you grace to say “No.”

Chorus:
May God give you grace to say “No,”
May God give you grace to say “No,”
Whene’er you are tempted of evil
May God give you grace to say “No.”

2 The tempter will try to defeat you,
Some sinful attraction will show,
But no matter where he may meet you,
May God give you grace to say “No.” [Chorus]

3 One day he may offer you pleasure,
The next he may tempt by a blow,
But when you are tempted by Satan,
May God give you grace to say “No.” [Chorus]

4 When you shall have reached yonder city
Temptations no more you will know,
But while you’re on earth, when you’re tempted,
May God give you grace to say “No.” [Chorus]


Source: Great Tabernacle Hymns #84

Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

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First Line: Temptations are always abounding
Title: May God Give You Grace to Say "No"
Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Language: English
Refrain First Line: May God give you grace to say "No"
Publication Date: 1916
Copyright: Public Domain

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