Get Thee Behind Us, Fiend

Get thee behind us, fiend

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: GÖTTINGEN
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Get thee behind us, fiend,
With all thy baffled art!
The sheep we know Thou canst not rend,
Unless Thou first canst part:
Jesus His ten-fold power
His saints assembled claim:
Tremble, thou fiend, and fly before
Our mighty captain’s name.

2 Thy wisdom from below
Full well we understand;
Disperse, and then our souls o’erthrow,
Divide us, and command:
But Jesus still shall hold
And keep us safe from harms,
Together lodged within His fold,
His everlasting arms.

3 While in our shepherd’s breast
Our helpless souls we hide,
No devils can disturb our rest,
Nor can the world divide:
To build each other up
We now in Jesus join,
And who shall burst the bond, or stop
The intercourse divine?

4 This God hath bid us do,
And man forbids in vain;
Ye never, never can break through
Love’s adamantine chain:
Joined by the Savior’s will,
The same in mind and heart,
Ye may afflict us here, and kill,
But ye can never part.

5 Resolved our Lord t’obey,
In spite of man’s command,
Together in the ancient way
Through His support we stand:
Nor will we hence remove,
Till all triumphant rise
And meet the first-born Church above,
Assembled in the skies.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11468

Author: Charles Wesley

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 >

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First Line: Get thee behind us, fiend
Title: Get Thee Behind Us, Fiend
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 6.6.8.6 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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