The tempter tells us we are kings,
Then rules us with his lies.
The tempter tells us he is right,
But contradicts the wise.
The tempter hides to rape our hearts,
Where no one hears our cries.
The tempter knows our weakest points,
Sin’s drippings tantalize.
The tempter pays the prostitutes,
Who dance before our eyes.
The tempter sings those wooing songs,
That bid us fantasize.
The tempter dictates tales we love,
The books that each one buys.
The tempter’s cages trap our minds,
He hoards his growing prize.
The tempter flaunts our broken past,
Like rot attracting flies.
The tempter loves to reminisce,
To tighten shameful ties.
The tempter rushes us toward death,
To meet our long demise.
The tempter will ensure our pain,
And end will not arise.
The tempter only fears one man,
The One who made the skies.
The tempter cannot trample Him,
But through our sin he tries.
The tempter will one day see Hell,
And with him each that dies.
Oh tempted one, your hope for life,
Is Christ in Whom we rise.
Oh tempted one, depart from sin,
Repent as I apprise!
Oh tempted one, come find with me,
A strength to exercise.
Oh tempted one, we can say “No,”
Despite temptations’ size.
The tempter must submit to God,
And unveil sin’s disguise.
Oh tempted ones, let us be strong,
The tempter to despise.
The tempter’s forces won’t withstand,
The chant of truth’s reprise.
From tempted ones to warriors strong,
The dying world advise.
The tempter’s strength grows weaker;
Darkness falls when light defies.