Jesus, Filled with Holy Spirit

Filled with the awesome Holy Spirit’s pow’r, 

and led into the fearsome wilderness,

fasting and famished after forty days, 

our Lord was tempted while he was distressed. 


That’s when the tempter turned to Him and said,

“If you’re the Son of God make bread from stone.”

Jesus replied, “It’s written to be read, 

see here, one does not live by bread alone.”


Showing the kingdoms of the world at once, 

the tempter offered power: “Worship me.”

Once more, from scripture Jesus pointed out, 

“To God alone let worship, service be.” 


Two can quote scripture so the temper turned 

to holy writ and tempted once again.

Jesus rebuffed him from another source. 

The devil then departed. Angels came. 


Photo:  Yale Center for British Art   Public Domain

Source:  Luke 4:1-13

Text:  David Alexander, 2022  CC BY-NC SA 4.0

Tune:  Chilswell, Public Domain


Audio:  Used by Permission

%d bloggers like this: