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.