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 89, alt. Christ’s vic­to­ry ov­er Sa­tan.

Music: Ma­no­ah Giao­chi­no A. Ros­si­ni (1792–1868). Ar­ranged by Hen­ry W. Great­or­ex in Col­lect­ion of Church Mu­sic, 1851 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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The Fall of Lucifer
Gustave Doré (1832–1883)

Lyrics

Hosanna to our conquering king!
The prince of darkness flies,
His troops rush headlong down to hell,
Like lightning from the skies.

There, bound in chains, the lions roar,
And fright the rescued sheep.
But heavy bars confine their power
And malice to the deep.

Hosanna to our conquering king!
All hail, incarnate Love!
Ten thousand songs and glories wait
To crown Thy head above.

Thy victories and deathless fame
Throughout the world shall run,
And everlasting ages sing
The triumphs Thou hast won.