Scripture Verse

Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be dismayed: for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

Introduction

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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, 1898. Ap­peared in the Gos­pel Her­ald in Song, by Will­iam S. Nic­kle, George J. Mey­er & Ow­en F. Pugh (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Mey­er & Bro­ther, 1899), num­ber 56.

Music: George W. Stock­ton (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Stock­ton (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

Yield not to the tempt­er, tho’ bold he may be;
The sword of the Spi­rit will cause him to flee;
The grace of your Sav­ior, His wis­dom and pow­er
Are able to save you in each try­ing hour.

Refrain

Yield not! yield not! for God can make you stand;
Yield not! yield not! He’ll hold you by the hand;
Yield not! yield not! the bless­èd Sav­ior came
To give you vic­to­ry, all glo­ry to His name!

Yield not to the tempt­er, tho’ hid­den the snare;
The Lord will pro­tect you in an­swer to pray­er;
List not to the whis­per that leads you as­tray;
From ev­il in­duce­ments turn quick­ly away.

Refrain

Yield not to the tempt­er, be strong in the Lord;
How rich is His pro­mise, how grand the re­ward;
For all who are faith­ful, and tri­umph by grace
Will find in His king­dom a crown and a place.

Refrain