Forty days and forty nights (Anonymous)

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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-01-02).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-01-02).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 9 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-01-02).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 43 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern Revised
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-01-02).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 85 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern Revised, melody with words.

General Information

Title: Forty days and forty nights
Composer: Anonymous
Tune: Aus der Tiefe (Heinlein)
Lyricists: George Hunt Smyttancreate page and Francis Pott

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 77. 77

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published: 1676
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 56

Description: Melody from Nürnbergisches Gesangbuch, 1676

External websites: https://embassysingers.de/scores/hymns.html

Original text and translations

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Forty days and forty nights
thou wast fasting in the wild;
forty days and forty nights
tempted, and yet undefiled:

sunbeams scorching all the day;
chilly dew-drops nightly shed;
prowling beasts about thy way;
stones thy pillow, earth thy bed.

Shall not we thy sorrows share,
and from earthly joys abstain,
fasting with unceasing prayer,
glad with thee to suffer pain?

And if Satan, vexing sore,
flesh or spirit should assail,
thou, his vanquisher before,
grant we may not faint nor fail.

So shall we have peace divine;
holier gladness ours shall be;
round us too shall angels shine,
such as ministered to thee.

Keep, O keep us, Saviour dear,
ever constant by thy side;
that with thee we may appear
at the eternal Eastertide.