1 Angels our march oppose,
Who still in strength excel--
Our secret, sworn, eternal foes,
From thrones of glory driven,
By flaming vengeance hurled,
They throng the air, and darken heaven,
And rule this lower world.
2 But shall believers fear?
But shall believers fly?
Or see the bloody cross appear,
And all their powers defy?
By all hell's host withstood;
We all hell's host o'erthrow;
And, conq'ring them through Jesus' blood,
We on to conquer go.
Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >
Display Title: Angels our march opposeFirst Line: Angels our march opposeAuthor: C. WesleyMeter: S. M. D.Date: 1873Subject: The Christian Life | Courage and Triumph; Spiritual Enemies to be Encountered |