Forty Days and Forty Nights

John Daye


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Spanish version of this song:

Por cuarenta días, Señor

Lyrics / Letras

Forty days and forty nights
Thou wert fasting in the wild
Forty days and forty nights
tempted and yet undefiled

Should not we thy sorrow share
and from earthly joys abstain
fasting with unceasing prayer
glad with thee to suffer pain

Then of Satan on us press
flesh or spirit to assail
victor in the wilderness
grant we may not faint or fail

So shall we have peace divine
holier gladness ours shall be
round us too shall angels shine
such as ministered to thee

Keep O keep us, Saviour dear
ever constant by thy side
that with thee we may appear
at the eternal Eastertide