Yield Not To Temptation


     As a little girl growing up, I heard my Grandma singing this song at church.  She’d sing this song while playing on the Piano.  I hated this song.  Thirty years ago, it was a slow song with a dry beat that seemed to drag on forever.  Now  Aretha Franklin’s version is a little upbeat.  However, it’s the same song.  I know, that I’m rambling.  Listen to me

O.k. I admit that I didn’t understand the words to this song.   Several months ago, I was driving in my car, and the first verse came to my mind. Startled, I began to hum the tune.  I wondered, where did that come from.  Has that ever happened to you before?  It isn’t a popular song.  In fact, when I asked my aunt and my mom they laughed.  My mom said, “Wow I haven’t heard that song in a long time.”

My aunt said, “What…I don’t know that song.”  Well, I kept bugging her until she told me to call her sister and ask her.”  When I called her, she rattled the words to the song… like a waterfall it refreshed my spirit.  It’s amazing how God will bring songs of deliverance to us during hard times.  Horatio R. Palmer wrote the song, “Yield Not To Temptation,” in 1868.    


Piano (Photo credit: esc861)

I’m sure he didn’t know that this song would travel the world like it has.  God is bigger than any man or devil.  We are in the last hour guys.  God will soon come back. James 4: 7 says, “Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”  Sometimes, we need God to remind us to live Holy.In our culture, there’s a lot that pulls us away from God and His light.  We’re looking for enlightenment, satisfaction, wealth, love, in the wrong  places.  If we don’t look for Jesus, we’ll fall into temptation.  I hope, that this song will be a blessing to you.  It has blessed me.

Yield Not To Temptation

Yield not to temptation, for yielding is sin;

Each victory will help you some other to win;Fight manfully onward, dark passions subdue;Look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through,   


Ask the Savior to help you,Comfort, strengthen, and keep you;He is willing to aid you,He will carry you 

Shun evil companions, bad language disdain,

God’s name hold in reverence, nor take it in vain;

Be thoughtful and earnest, kindhearted and true;

Look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through.To him that overcometh God gave a crown,

Through faith we will conquer, though often cast down;He who is our Savior, our strength will renew;

Look ever to Jesus,  He’ll carry you through.  

 – Horatio Palmer 1868      

When the world tries to make you dance to their tune, don’t give in. Instead, be true to God that created you, stand tall, and you’ll win every time.”                                                   -Janiese Wesley

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