Author: John Newton Meter: 126.96.36.199 Appears in 3 hymnals Matching Instances: 1 Lyrics: 1. Alas! Elisha’s servant cried, When he the Syrian army spied, But he was soon released from care, In answer to the prophet’s prayer. 2. Straitway he saw, with other eyes, A greater army from the skies; A fiery guard around the hill, Thus are the saints preservèd still. 3. When Satan and his host appear, Like him of old, I faint and fear; Like him, by faith, with joy I see, A greater host engaged for me. 4. The saints espouse my cause by prayer, The angels make my soul their care; Mine is the promise sealed with blood, And Jesus lives to make it good. Used With Tune: LOUELLA Text Sources: Olney Hymns, (London: W. Oliver, 1779), number 40.