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“But when a stronger than he shall come.” Luke 11. 22

J. Newton    C.M.

1
The castle of the human heart,
Strong in its native sin,
Is guarded well in every part
By him who dwells within.

2
For Satan there in arms resides,
And calls the place his own;
With care against assaults provides,
And rules as on a throne.

3
But Jesus, stronger far than he,
In his appointed hour,
Appears to set his people free
From the usurper’s power.

4
“This heart I bought with blood,” he says,
“And now it shall be mine;”
His voice the strong one armed dismays;
He knows he must resign.

5
In spite of unbelief, and pride,
And self, and Satan’s art,
The gates of brass fly open wide,
And Jesus wins the heart.