Scripture Verse

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 & 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.