Lead us not into temptation (Thurlow Weed)
- Editor: Thurlow Weed (submitted 2014-12-11). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 21 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
Title: Lead us not into temptation
Composer: Thurlow Weed
Lyricist: Michael Hudson
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn for Lent, Lent I Meter: 87. 87. 87
First published: 2014
Description: 1st Sunday in Lent, Year A
Original text and translations
1. "Lead us not into temptation,"
Jesus teaches us to pray,
recognizing how the tempter
works to bend us from the way
that is open to the promise
and the purpose of each day.
2. "Lead us not into temptation,"
Jesus guides a heart to cry
when the devil comes enticing,
spinning visions in the sky.
Wisdom knows an easy journey
is the devil's sweetest lie.
3. "Lead us not into temptation,"
Jesus understands the prayer.
Still he points us toward the desert
with its devils, well aware
God is sending better angels
on the wind to join us there.
From Songs for the Cycle ©2004 by Michael Hudson.
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