Scripture Verse

Lead us not into temptation. Luke 11:4


Uzziah C. Burnap (1834–1900)

Words: George Wi­ther (1588–1667).

Music: Ames­bu­ry Uz­zi­ah C. Bur­nap, 1895 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this hymn was writ­ten,

George Wither (1588–1667)


Veil, Lord, mine eyes till she be past,
When fol­ly tempts my sight;
Keep Thou my pa­late and my taste
From glut­ton­ous de­light.
Stop Thou mine ear from si­rens’ songs,
My tongue from lies re­strain;
Withhold my hands from do­ing wrongs,
My feet from cours­es vain.

Teach, like­wise, ev­ery oth­er sense
To act an hon­est part,
But chief­ly set­tle in­no­cence
And pure­ness in my heart;
So naught with­out me or with­in,
Shall work an ill ef­fect,
By tempt­ing me to act a sin,
Or vir­tues to ne­glect.