Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days


Lord, Who
throughout these
forty days
For us didst fast
and pray,
Teach us with Thee
to mourn our sins
And close by Thee
to stay.As Thou
with Satan didst
contend,
And didst the
victory win,
O give us strength
in Thee to fight,
In Thee to conquer
sin.As Thou didst
hunger bear, and
thirst,
So teach us,
gracious Lord,
To die to self, and
chiefly live
By Thy most holy
Word.And through
these days of
penitence,
And through Thy
passiontide,
Yea, evermore in
life and death,
Jesus, with us
abide.Abide with us,
that so, this life
Of suffering over
past,
An Easter of
unending joy
We may attain at
last.