The Believer's Danger, Safety, and Duty
John Newton, 1779, from Olney Hymns, vol. 1, hymn 108
|Simon, beware! the Saviour said,|
Satan, your subtle foe,
Already has his measures laid
Your soul to overthrow.
2. He wants to sift you all, as wheat,
3. Believers, tremble and rejoice,
|4. Satan beholds, with jealous eye,|
Your privilege and joy;
He's always watchful, always nigh,
To tear and to destroy.
5. But Jesus lives to intercede,
6. Yet, let us not the warning slight,
|7. While Satan watches, dare we sleep?|
We must our guard maintain;
But, Lord, do thou the city keep,
Or else we watch in vain.