Deceived by subtle snares of hell

Deceived by subtle snares of hell

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: UXBRIDGE (Mason)
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Deceived by subtle snares of hell,
Adam, our head, our father, fell;
When Satan, in the serpent hid,
Proposed the fruit that God forbid.

Death was the threat'ning: death began
To take possession of the man
His unborn race received the wound,
And heavy curses smote the ground.

But Satan found a worse reward;
Thus saith the vengeance of the Lord
"Let everlasting hatred be
Betwixt the woman's seed and thee.

"The woman's seed shall be my Son;
He shall destroy what thou hast done;
Shall break thy head, and only feel
Thy malice raging at his heel."

He spake; and bid four thousand years
Roll on; at length his Son appears;
Angels with joy descend to earth,
And sing the young Redeemer's birth.

Lo, by the sons of hell he dies;
But as he hung 'twixt earth and skies,
He gave their prince a fatal blow,
And triumphed o'er the powers below.]



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #199

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #62

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d78

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d112

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Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #399

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Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #XVII

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David (4th ed.) #XVII

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #28

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d108

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Hymns for Christian Melody #62

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.107

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Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #61

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The Cyber Hymnal #1199

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #199

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #I.CVII

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