The Powers Of Earth And Hell Combine

The powers of earth and hell combine

Author: Henry F. Lyte
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 The powers of earth and hell combine
With Jesus war to wage;
God laughs to scorn their mad design,
And foils their impious rage.

2 Vain are the brutal pains they spend
His purpose to defeat;
Their wrongs and insults only tend
His conquests to complete.

3 He triumphed on the accursèd tree,
He burst the guarded grave;
Then rose on high, by God’s decree,
The world to sway and save.

4 Kings of the earth, your monarch learn;
O kiss the Son of God;
Nor bid His golden scepter turn
Into an iron rod.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9843

Author: Henry F. Lyte

Lyte, Henry Francis, M.A., son of Captain Thomas Lyte, was born at Ednam, near Kelso, June 1, 1793, and educated at Portora (the Royal School of Enniskillen), and at Trinity College, Dublin, of which he was a Scholar, and where he graduated in 1814. During his University course he distinguished himself by gaining the English prize poem on three occasions. At one time he had intended studying Medicine; but this he abandoned for Theology, and took Holy Orders in 1815, his first curacy being in the neighbourhood of Wexford. In 1817, he removed to Marazion, in Cornwall. There, in 1818, he underwent a great spiritual change, which shaped and influenced the whole of his after life, the immediate cause being the illness and death of a brother cler… Go to person page >

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First Line: The powers of earth and hell combine
Title: The Powers Of Earth And Hell Combine
Author: Henry F. Lyte
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9843
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The Cyber Hymnal #9843

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