Hymn:Forty Days And Forty Nights
Tune:Heinlein
Words:George Hunt Smyttan (1822-70)
Music:Martin Herbst (1654-81)
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Verse 1
Forty days and forty nights 
Thou wast fasting in the wild; 
Forty days and forty nights 
Tempted, and yet undefiled. 
 
Verse 2
Sunbeams scorching all the day; 
Chilly dew-drops nightly shed; 
Prowling beasts about Thy way; 
Stones Thy pillow; earth Thy bed. 
 
Verse 3
Shall not we Thy sorrow share 
And from earthly joys abstain, 
Fasting with unceasing prayer, 
Glad with Thee to suffer pain? 
 
Verse 4
And if Satan, vexing sore, 
Flesh or spirit should assail, 
Thou, his vanquisher before, 
Grant we may not faint or fail. 
 
Verse 5
So shall we have peace divine: 
Holier gladness ours shall be; 
Round us, too, shall angels shine, 
Such as ministered to Thee. 
 
Verse 6
Keep, O keep us, Savior dear, 
Ever constant by Thy side; 
That with Thee we may appear 
At the eternal Eastertide. 
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