John Newton, 1779, from Olney Hymns, vol. 1, hymn 84
When Jesus claims the sinner's heart,|
Where Satan ruled before;
The evil spirit must depart,
And dares return no more.
2. But when he goes without constraint,
3. Some outward change perhaps is seen
4. Except the Saviour dwell and reign|
Within the sinner's mind;
Satan, when he returns again,
Will easy entrance find.
5. With rage and malice sevenfold,
6. The sinner's former state was bad,
7. Lord save me from this dreadful end!|
And from this heart of mine,
O drive and keep away the fiend
Who fears no voice but thine.
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