Scripture Verse

God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment. 2 Peter 2:4


Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, Hymns and Spi­ri­tu­al Songs 1707–09, Book 2, num­ber 96. Dis­tin­guish­ing love: or, An­gels pun­ished and man saved.

Music: Es kommt ein Schiff Ano­ny­mous, 1608 (🔊 pdf nwc).


Down head­long from their na­tive skies,
The re­bel an­gels fell,
And thun­der­bolts of flam­ing wrath
Pursued them deep to hell.

Down from the top of earth­ly bliss
Rebellious man was hurled,
And Je­sus stooped be­neath the grave
To reach a sink­ing world.

O love of in­fi­nite degree!
Unmeasurable grace!
Must Heav’n’s eter­nal dar­ling die,
To save a trai­tor­ous race?

Must an­gels sink for ev­er down,
And burn in quench­less fire,
While God for­sakes His shin­ing throne
To raise us wretch­es high­er?

O for this love let earth and skies
With hal­le­lu­jahs ring,
And the full choir of hu­man tongues
All hal­le­lu­jahs sing.

The Fall of Lucifer
Gustave Doré (1832–1883)