Sing Along! ‘Yield Not to Temptation’

Another beloved Sunday school standby, here performed by Nathan and Lyle in Texas, on mandolin and guitar.

Horatio Palmer wrote this song, words and music, in 1868–wrote it pretty fast, too. Here’s how he recalled it (source, Cyberhymnal): “I was at work on the dry subject of Theory when the complete idea flashed before me… I hurriedly penned both words and music as fast as I could write them…”

That is so cool when that happens! A gift from God, and no mistake about it.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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