1 Tempted just as we are was our blessed Lord,
Every pain we suffer finds an answering chord,
By His life of struggle He can understand,
We can never falter, holding fast His hand.
Tempted, tempted, Christ our Lording Friend,
Struggling, toiling, to the bitter end,
Tempted just as we are, well He knows our frame,
Gives us strength to conquer in His name.
2 Unto blood resisting; to the bitter end,
Stronger than the strongest is our dearest Friend,
IN His strength our shelter, in His love our shield,
Though a host assail us we will never yield. [Refrain]
3 Tempted just as we are, He has learned life’s ways,
Hope He gives and courage, for the trying days.
Every note for longing, every human cry,
Jesus hears and answers, from His home on high. [Refrain]
Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >