TEMPTATIONS. BY JAMES H.

THOMAS

We often make our temptations, And are overcome by lust. When we heed the inclinations That make us do things unjust.

We are subject to dejections, At our best we cannot boast; We should all welcome corrections. And should not wait to be forced.

We are told by our own conscience To do right, instead of wrong; What we crave is simply nonsense, Things that do not please us long.

We conceive the sins that hurt us, Which we nourish by our will ; But ere long these sins will girt us So we can't our purpose fill.

Things we welcome in our presence Are the things we love the best; But sometimes we get the essence

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From these things, which gives unrest.

Ask not God to move temptations, T'is a silly thing to do. ; Some you brought by inclinations, So the move is up to you.

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