Scripture Verse

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. James 1:2–3


Frances R. Havergal

Words: Fran­ces R. Ha­ver­gal, 1874.

Music: James Mc­Gra­na­han, 1877 (🔊 pdf nwc).

James McGranahan


Tempted and tried!
Oh! the terrible tide
May be raging and deep,
May be wrathful and wide!
Yet its fury is vain,
For the Lord shall restrain,
And forever and ever
shall reign.


Tempted and tried,
Yet the Lord at thy side,
Shall guide thee, and keep thee,
Though tempted and tried.

Tempted and tried,
There is One at thy side,
And never in vain
Shall His children confide!
He shall save and defend,
For He loves to the end,
Adorable master
And glorious friend!


Tempted and tried
Whate’er may betide,
In His secret pavilion
His children shall hide,
’Neath the shadowing wing
Of eternity’s king,
His children shall trust,
And His servants shall sing.


Tempted and tried!
Yet the Lord will abide,
Thy faithful Redeemer,
Thy keeper, and guide,
Thy shield and thy sword,
Thine exceeding reward,
Then enough for the servant
To be as his Lord.


Tempted and tried,
The Savior who died,
Hath called thee to suffer
And reign by His side,
His cross thou shalt bear,
And His crown thou shalt wear,
And forever and ever
His glory shalt share.