Save I or I fall!
And the angel arose with kindling eyes,
Saying, “Here am I, Lord; send
But the Master answered, “This defies
“When I upon earth was tempted and
By Satan’s strongest power,
It was that I might more surely guide
Man in such hour.
“Many sweet acts hast thou often done
Unto My children dear ;
But I fly Myself to my tempted one—
Tarry thou here.”
And He who was tempted “Like
Strengthened, upheld, sustained
That soul in its mortal agony,
Till the day was gained.