– Lent –
Lord, who throughout these forty days
For us didst fast and pray.
Teach us with thee to mourn our sins,
And at thy side to stay.
As thou with Satan didst contend,
And didst the victory win.
O give us strength in thee to fight,
In thee to conquer sin.
And through these days of penitence,
And through thy Passiontide,
Yea, evermore, in life and death,
Jesus, with us abide.
– Claudia Frances Hernaman, 1873