Scripture Verse

Lead us not into temptation. Luke 11:4

Introduction

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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, would you ?

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George Wither
(1588–1667)

Lyrics

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.