Hymns, #1288

Spiritual Warfare - By the Lord's Victory

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Music:Martin Luther
Meter:Peculiar Meter.

Hymns using same tune:

#886, #1198


In Eden's garden, Satan thought

He'd wreck the Lord's intention.

And so, conspiring, then, he wrought

His subtle intervention.

To man he entered in,

Became indwelling sin,

And by this deed so bad

He really thought he had

Undone the Lord completely.


'Twas all according to God's plan

To trap the Devil, Satan.

His sphere of moving narrowed now,

Man's flesh his habitation;

Though brilliant was his plan

To enter into man,

This man became instead

The means to bruise his head,

And finish him forever.


So Christ put on our human flesh —

An act of wisdom purely.

And on the cross did thus enmesh

His foe held so securely.

Though desperate Satan's plight —

He fought with all his might;

But when the morning came

Christ was alive again,

And Satan crushed forever.

Hymn #1288