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LEAD me not into temptation,

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      8s & 7s.
      1 LEAD me not into temptation,
      Father, leave me not alone,
      Thou to whom my every passion,
      Every secret thought is known;
      If thy providence forsake me
      In the dark unguarded hour,
      Sin is sure to overtake me,
      Hell is ready to devour.

      2 In the feebleness of nature,
      Never from thy charge depart,
      Infinitely good, and greater
      Than the evil of my heart;
      Watch, and hold me back from sinning.
      Self-inclined from thee to stray,
      Stop me at the first beginning,
      Turn my tempted heart away.

      3 With mine enemies surrounded,
      Sin, the world, and Satan's snare,
      Let me never be confounded,
      Tempted more than I can bear;
      Rather from the dread occasion
      Thy poor helpless creature hide,
      Bind the sinful inclination,
      Turn my stronger foe aside.

      4 Conflicts I cannot require,
      Who myself can nothing do;
      If thou bring into the fire,
      Surely thou shalt bring me through;
      Shalt from every ill deliver,
      That I may thy glory see,
      Magnify thy name for ever,
      Saved through all eternity.

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