1 Lord, who throughout these forty days
For us did fast and pray,
Teach us with you to mourn our sins,
And close by you to stay.
2 As you with Satan didst contend,
And did the victory win,
O give us strength in you to fight,
In you to conquer sin.
3 As you did hunger and did thirst,
so teach us, gracious Lord,
to die to self, and so to live
by your most holy word.
3 And through these days of penitence,
And through your Passiontide,
forevermore, in life and death,
O Lord, with us abide.
4 Abide with us, that through this life
of doubts and hope and pain,
An Easter of unending joy
We may at last attain!