Lent 2013: “Lord, who throughout these forty days”

Posting late because the Internet connection at home hates me. 🙂

The idea for today’s hymn came from Leanne who mentioned it in her Ash Wednesday entry. I’m all about the traditional hymnody and this is a pretty one.

Here are the words:

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!
(HT: Oremus)

Here’s a YouTube video of it.