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 (1836–1879)

Words: Fran­ces R. Ha­ver­gal, 1874.

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

James McGranahan (1840–1907)



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
Jehovah 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.