Oh how I wish I could undo,
Those deeds done long ago,
When I encouraged one to leave
The faith I now love so.
She was my sister, oh, so dear,
And yet I missed the fact,
That once she took that downward step,
She might not e’er come back.
So troubled youth, I ask you now,
When church life seems too rough,
Do not yield to the urge to leave
When things seem just to tough.
Our Savior to, was tempted sore,
When with great self-denial,
He went an-hungered forty days,
And still o’ercame His trial.
And since He won that victory,
We have this promise sure;
That we can conquer every foe,
And live for ever more!