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Forty Days and Forty Nights Lyrics and Music

The lovely words and lyrics of the revered hymn begin with "Forty days and forty nights Thou wast fasting in the wild" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Forty Days and Forty Nights " hymn were written by its English author George Hunt Smyttan. The author of the hymn, George Hunt Smyttan, was born on February 21, 1870 and died on 1870. The blissful music that accompanies the "Forty Days and Forty Nights " song of praise was composed by Martin Herbst.  The composer of the music to the "Forty Days and Forty Nights " hymn, Martin Herbst, was born on January 15, 1654 and died on 1681. We have placed "Forty Days and Forty Nights " in the category of Songs for Lent. Enjoy the motivational lyrics of this popular Christian song and notable church hymn.

Forty Days and Forty Nights Hymn
Title: Forty Days and Forty Nights *** Name of Composer: Martin Herbst *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: George Hunt Smyttan *** Hymns Category: Songs for Lent

 

 

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the illuminating words of the "Forty Days and Forty Nights " lyrics, George Hunt Smyttan (February 21, 1870-1870), was born in Frankfurt, Germany and achieved fame as a Rector and Hymn writer.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Forty Days and Forty Nights ", Martin Herbst (January 15, 1654-1681), was born in Rotenbach, Germany and became famous as a scholar, pastor, composer and musician.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Forty Days and Forty Nights
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): George Hunt Smyttan (February 21, 1870 to 1870)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Martin Herbst (January 15, 1654 to 1681)
Hymn Category: Songs for Lent
First Line of Hymn: "Forty days and forty nights Thou wast fasting in the wild"
First Publication Date: 1856

 

Forty Days and Forty Nights Lyrics

Forty days and forty nights
Thou wast fasting in the wild;
Forty days and forty nights
Tempted, and yet undefiled.

Sunbeams scorching all the day;
Chilly dew-drops nightly shed;
Prowling beasts about Thy way;
Stones Thy pillow; earth Thy bed.

Should not we Thy sorrow share
And from worldly joys abstain,
Fasting with unceasing prayer,
Strong with Thee to suffer pain?

Then if Satan on us press,
Jesus, Savior, hear our call!
Victor in the wilderness,
Grant we may not faint nor fall!

So shall we have peace divine:
Holier gladness ours shall be;
Round us, too, shall angels shine,
Such as ministered to Thee.

Keep, O keep us, Savior dear,
Ever constant by Thy side;
That with Thee we may appear
At the eternal Eastertide.

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