Forty days and forty nights (Aus Der Tiefe – Heinlein)

Lyrics – 5 verses

Forty days and forty nights
You were fasting in the wild;
Forty days and forty nights,
Tempted, and yet undefiled.

Shall not we your sorrow share
And from worldly joys abstain,
Fasting with unceasing prayer,
Strong with you to suffer pain?

Then, if Satan on us press,
Flesh or spirit to assail,
Victor in the wilderness,
Grant we may not faint nor fail!

So shall we have peace divine;
Holier gladness ours shall be.
Round us, too, shall angels shine,
Such as served You faithfully.

Keep, O keep us, Savior dear,
Ever constant by your side,
That with you we may appear
At th’eternal Eastertide.


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    • Tune: Aus Der Tiefe (Heinlein)
    • Meter: 77 77
    • Style: Lutheran
    • Composer: From Hymnal: Nürnbergisches Gesangbuch (1676) attributed to Composer: Martin Herbst (1654-1681)
    • Lyricist: George Hunt Smyttan (1822-1870)
    • Church Year: Lent
    • Music aand Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
    • Performance Copyright © 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
    • ISRC: UKTU21900091
    • UPC: 5060707370764