US 142 tune AMNS 272

 

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 vict’ry 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 overpast,

And Easter of unending joy

We may attain at last!