Scripture Verse

Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 2 Corinthians 11:14

Introduction

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Uzziah C. Burnap (1834–1900)

Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Adapt­ed to Pub­lic Wor­ship (Lon­don: Bu­rton & Briggs, 1818), num­ber 773. Sa­tan’s De­vic­es.

Music: De­witt Uz­zi­ah C. Bur­nap, 1870 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Satan, by ar­ti­fice and fraud,
Unwary souls de­coys;
Draws the af­fect­ions off from God,
Allures, and then de­stroys.

With sub­tle art he spreads the net,
Ye saints, in time be­ware;
Be cir­cum­spect, and guard your feet
Against the dan­ger­ous snare.

Though he as­sumes an an­gel’s face,
As oft­en­times he will;
Yet swift­ly flee this foe to peace,
For he is Sa­tan still.

To God ap­proach by fer­vent pray­er,
And His as­sist­ance crave;
Then will He make your souls His care,
Who migh­ty is to save.