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,