Scripture Verse

I beheld Satan as lightning fall from Heaven. Luke 10:18

Introduction

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Isaac Watts
1674–1748

Words: Is­aac Watts, Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs 1707–09, Book 2, num­ber 97. Dis­tin­guish­ing love; or, An­gels pun­ished and man saved.

Music: Main­zer Jo­seph Main­zer, 1841 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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The Fall of Lucifer
Gustave Doré
1832–1883

Lyrics

From Heav’n the sinning angels fell,
And wrath and darkness chained them down;
But man, vile man, forsook his bliss,
And mercy lifts him to a crown.

Amazing work of sovereign grace
That could distinguish rebels so!
Our guilty treasons called aloud
For everlasting fetters, too.

To Thee, to Thee, Almighty Love,
Our souls, ourselves, our all we pay:
Millions of tongues shall sound Thy praise
On the bright hills of heav’nly day.