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.