John Newton, 1779, from Olney Hymns, vol. 1, hymn 24
The lion that on Sampson roared,|
And thirsted for his blood;
With honey afterwards was stored,
And furnished him with food.
2. Believers, as they pace along,
3. The lions rage and roar in vain,
4. The world and Satan join their strength,|
To fill their souls with fears;
But crops of joy they reap at length,
From what they sow in tears.
5. Afflictions make them love the word,
6. The lions roar but cannot kill,
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