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Hymn 201

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1 Forty days and forty nights
Thou wast fasting in the wild;
Forty days and forty nights
Tempted, and yet undefiled.
2 When in hunger thou didst say,
It is written,
Man shall live
(Putting fleshly lust away)
By the word that God did give.
3 When the world would make thee king
In the way men ever trod,
Spurnedst thou the unclean thing:
It is written,
Worship God.
4 When the devil tempted thee
With the Scripture wrested sore,
From his toils thou didst break free,
With the Scripture honoured more.
5 Lust of flesh, and lust of eyes,
Pride of life-those dreaded three!
Lord, thou didst antagonize
By the Word, made flesh in thee.
6 Father, by that holy Word
Which did strengthen Thy dear Son,
Strengthen us, that with our Lord
We at last may be made one.

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Last Updated on : Sunday, November 30, 2014