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THE TEMPTED AND TRIED
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 will sustain,
And forever and ever Jehovah shall reign.
Tempted and tried, yet the Lord at thy side,
Will guide thee, and keep thee, tho’ tempted and tried.
Tempted and tried, there is one at thy side,
And never in vain shall his children confide;
He will save and defend, for he loves to the end,
Adorable master, and glorious friend.
Tempted and tried, whatever betide,
In his secret pavilion his children shall hide,
‘Neath the shadowing wing, of eternity’s King,
His children may trust, and his children may sing.
Tempted and tried, yet the Lord will abide,
Thy faithful redeemer, and keeper and guide,
Thy shield and thy sword, thine exceeding reward,
Then enough for the servant that he be as his Lord.
Tempted and tried, the Saviour who died,
Hath called thee to suffer and reign by his side.
If his cross thou wilt bear, his crown thou shalt wear,
And forever and ever, his glory shall share.
— June, 1883 —