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.