Please give today to support during one of only two fund drives we run each year. Each month, Hymnary serves more than 1 million users from around the globe, thanks to the generous support of people like you, and we are so grateful. 

Tax-deductible donations can be made securely online using this link.

Alternatively, you may write a check to CCEL and mail it to:
Christian Classics Ethereal Library, 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

The Beguiling of Woman

Satan transformed in guise of light

Author: George Richards
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Satan transform'd in guise of light,
His snares deceptive spread:
Nor dar'd the son of morn, of night,
Attack the woman's head.

2 The weaker vessel soil'd by guile,
Soon fell an easy prey,
Adam was Eve's, not Satan's spoil,
He gave himself away.

3 Here Jesus' love is plainly shown;
Yes! love more strong than death:
For not asham'd our guilt to own,
The Saviour yields his breath.

Source: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #XVII

Author: George Richards

Richards, George, born near Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1755. For some years he was Purser and Chaplain in the United States Navy, and also taught a school in Boston. In 1789 he became an Universalist preacher, ministered at Portsmouth, New Haven, 1793-1809, and from 1809 in Philadelphia, where, his mind having given way under trouble, he died by his own hand, March 16, 1816. With S. Lane he edited the Universalist Hymn Book, published at Boston, 1792. This was one of the earliest collections of that body. It contained 49 of Richards's hymns. In 1801 he published A Collection of Hymns, Dover, New Hampshire, which contained 6 additional hymns by himself, and in 1806, also at Dover, a second edition of the same, greatly enlarged, with anothe… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Satan transformed in guise of light
Title: The Beguiling of Woman
Author: George Richards
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
Page Scan

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #A4

TextPage Scan

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #XVII

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us