Scripture Verse

[Give] thanks unto the Father, who hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light, who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son. Colossians 1:12-13


Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Adapt­ed to Pub­lic Wor­ship (Lon­don: Bu­rton & Briggs, 1818), num­ber 130, alt. Vic­to­ry over Sa­tan.

Music: De­us Tu­or­um Mi­li­tum Gre­no­ble An­ti­phon­er, 1753 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Bed­dome (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Lucifer, St. Paul’s
Cathedral, Liège, Belgium
Gillaume Geefs (1805–1883)

Satan con­fined in mas­sy chains,
And doomed to ev­er­last­ing pains,
The aw­ful ven­geance dreads and feels,
Which the al­migh­ty Thun­der­er deals.

No more can he ob­tain his will,
No more his dark de­signs ful­fill;
How great so­e’er his strength may be,
Yet Christ is strong­er far than he.

Christ breaks in twain his ir­on bands,
And res­cues cap­tives from his hands;
Treads him be­neath their fee­ble feet,
And makes their vic­to­ry com­plete.

Exult, ye saints, your voic­es raise,
And shout your great de­liv­er­er’s praise;
Let ev­ery tongue and ev­ery tribe,
Salvation to the Lamb as­cribe.