The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations. 2 Peter 2:9
Words: Mary I. McLean, in The Search Light, by Augustus Myers (Toledo, Ohio: Willard W. Whitney, 1894), number 3.
Music: Augustus F. Myers (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of McLean or Myers (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
I’ll sing my temptations away,
For tho’ they be artful and strong,
I’ll sing of One stronger than they,
And sing till they flee from my song.
I’ll sing of my Savior, I’ll sing of my Savior,
I’ll sing of my Savior all day, all day.
I’ll sing my temptations, I’ll sing my temptations,
I’ll sing my temptations away, away.
When worldly allurements are strong,
To Christ in my weakness I’ll flee.
And find in His presence a song,
And sing the temptations from me.
When tempests within and without
Suggest that my faith is all wrong,
I’ll sing till grim shadows of doubt
Are lost in the sunlight of song.
And when all temptations are o’er,
A song of redemption I’ll sing,
And swell on the heavenly shore
The praises of Jesus my king.