John Newton, 1779, from Olney Hymns, vol. 1, hymn 40
Alas! Elisha's servant cried,|
When he the Syrian army spied,
But he was soon released from care,
In answer to the prophet's prayer.
2. Straitway he saw, with other eyes,
3. When Satan and his host appear,|
Like him of old, I faint and fear;
Like him, by faith, with joy I see,
A greater host engaged for me.
4. The saints espouse my cause by prayer,
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