When I am Tempted

When I am tempted, I dare not stray
For many people look my way.
Loved ones to sicken and disgust
If I betray my sacred trust;

Weak ones to stumble and to fall
If I should heed temptation’s call;
Young ones to follow in my wrong
If my heart’s not pure and strong;
Older ones to mourn and grieve
If I the way of truth should leave;
The holy church to suffer, too
If my soul’s not right and true.
My charge is plain-my duty clear:
My soul to keep, my Lord to fear,
My light to shine, my savor keep-
Truth to teach, souls to reap,
A hope to gain, a crown to wear-
A race to run, heaven to share.

Author Unknown

From Bulletin Gold

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