From All Evil, All Temptation

From all evil, all temptation
That besets our earthly path;
From Thy final condemnation,
From Thy transitory wrath,
God of goodness, us deliver,
And Thy name be praised forever!

From a heart of hate and blindness
From all envy, treachery, pride,
From all harshness or unkindness,
All to sin and shame allied.
God of goodness, us deliver
And thy name be praised forever!

In the time of tribulation,
In the bright and prosperous way,
In the hour of life’s prostration,
In the final judgment day,
God of goodness, us deliver,
And Thy name be praised forever!

-John Bowring

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