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Yield Not to the Tempter

Yield not to the tempter, though bold he may be

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Yield not to the tempter, though bold he may be]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Yield not to the tempter, tho’ bold he may be,
The sword of the Spirit will cause him to flee;
The grace of your Savior, His wisdom and power
Are able to save you in each trying hour.

Yield not! yield not! for God can make you stand;
Yield not! yield not! He’ll hold you by the hand;
Yield not! yield not! the blessed savior came
To give you victory, all glory to His name!

2 Yield not to the tempter, tho’ hidden the snare,
The Lord will protect you in answer to prayer;
List no to the whisper that leads you astray,
From evil inducements turn quickly away. [Refrain]

3 Yield not to the tempter, be strong in the Lord;
How rich is His promise, how grand the reward;
For all who are faithful, and triumph by grace
Will find in His kingdom a crown and a place. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #56

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Yield not to the tempter, though bold he may be
Title: Yield Not to the Tempter
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
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Gospel Herald in Song #56

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Sunshine No. 2 #100

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