Scripture Verse

Pray that ye enter not into temptation. Luke 22:40


Alexander R. Reinagle (1799–1877)

Words: Ellen M. Sew­ell, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1889.

Music: St. Pe­ter (Rei­na­gle) Al­ex­an­der R. Rei­na­gle, Psalm Tunes for the Voice and Pi­ano­for­te (Ox­ford, Eng­land: 1836) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Sew­ell (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


O Sav­ior! when Thy lov­ing hand
Has brought us o’er the sea,
Through per­ils ma­ny, safe to land—
The land we longed to see.

Oh, help us, for Thy help we need
Each mo­ment more and more
In per­ils that we scarce­ly heed,
More dead­ly, on the shore.

Lord, save us! and the Chris­tian name
Oh, help us pure to keep,
On sea or land, alike the same,
Till we in death shall sleep.

Then through Thy mer­its, washed and clean
From sin’s pol­lut­ing stain,
In rai­ment white may we be seen
With all Thy saints to reign.