Blessed is the man that endureth temptation.@James 1:12
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John H. Tenney (1840-1918)

Arthur W. French, in Crystal Songs, edited by Frank M. Davis (Altoona, Pennsylvania: Leslie & Mahaffey, 1878), number 66.

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Yield not to the tempter;
Pass by, and be free;
For yielding is ruin,
And sorrow for thee;
Why should you now barter
The jewel of youth,
With shame for your honor,
And wrong for the truth?

Refrain

Yield not to the tempter;
Pass by, and be free;
For yielding is ruin,
And sorrow for thee.

Yield not to the tempter;
Turn quickly away;
Go, mingle with honor
In life’s busy fray;
Fall not from your station,
Whatever it be;
Keep clear from the danger
That beckons to thee.

Refrain

Yield not to the tempter;
Be firm and be true;
And God, in your weakness,
Your strength shall renew;
To Him your petition
Send upward again,
That you may be ever
A man among men.

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