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

J. Newton    C.M.

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

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

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

“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.

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

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