Lord, who throughout these forty days
For us did fast and pray,
Teach us with you to mourn our sins,
And close by you to stay.
As you with Satan contended,
And did the victory win,
O give us strength in you to fight,
In you to conquer sin.
As you did bear hunger, and thirst,
So teach us, gracious Lord,
To die to self and only live
By your most holy Word.
And through these days of penitence,
And through your passiontide,
For evermore in life and death,
O Lord, with us abide.
Abide with us, that so, this life
Of suffering once past,
An Easter of unending joy
We may attain at last.
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