Awhile in spirit, Lord, to Thee

Awhile in spirit, Lord, to Thee. Joseph Francis Thrupp* (1827-1867).   This is a hymn for Lent from Thrupp’s Psalms and Hymns for Public Worship (Cambridge, 1853), later published in Church Hymns (1871, Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874). It was preceded by ‘ “Forasmuch as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind.” - 1 St. Peter iv. I’ It had five stanzas:  Awhile in spirit, Lord, to TheeInto the desert would we flee;Awhile upon the barren steepOur fast with Thee in spirit keep:  Awhile from Thy Temptation learnThe daily snares of sin to spurn,And in our hearts to feel and ownMan liveth not by bread alone.  And while at Thy command we pray,Give...

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