Scripture Verse

Because He Himself suffered when He was tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted. Hebrews 2:18


Words: Hel­en F. Shaw, in Pre­cious Jew­els, ed­it­ed by J. H. Les­lie & R. B. Ma­haf­fey (New York: C. M. Ca­dy, 1878), page 60.

Music: Hai­fa J. H. Les­lie (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Les­lie’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Shaw,


Succor of the tempted
Hear me when I call;
Turn to me in mercy,
At Thy feet I fall;
Help me bear life’s crosses,
All my sins forgive,
Like my Lord and Master,
Daily may I live.

Give me strength, I pray Thee,
To resist the ill,
When my courage fails me,
Be my comfort still;
Thou hast known temptation,
Yet without a sin;
By Thy strength I’ll conquer,
By Thy grace I’ll win.

In my darkest trials,
Be my constant friend,
Lead me every moment,
To my journey’s end;
When the waves of Jordan
Fiercely round me roll,
In Thine arms of mercy,
Bear my fainting soul.