The Inward Foe Destroyed

Though Christ had borne my load of sin

Author: C. W. Naylor
Tune: [Though Christ had borne my load of sin]
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1 Tho’ Christ had borne my load of sin,
I found a stubborn foe within
That sought to overthrow:
Against its blighting pow’r I fought,
And freedom from its presence sought,
I wanted peace to know.

All glory, Lord, to thee
For giving victory;
Thy blood hath wrought a perfect cure,
All glory, Lord, to thee.

2 It tried to turn me to the wrong,
Opposed all good, resisted strong,
When I would do aright:
And yet thro’ grace and pow’r divine,
The victory of faith was mine,
Tho’ terrible the fight. [Refrain]

3 That inward foe had much annoyed,
But now, praise God, it is destroyed,
My soul in Christ is free:
No more could I the strife endure;
The blood then wrought a perfect cure,
All glory, Lord, to thee. [Refrain]

4 So now his presence all the time
Doth fill my heart with peace sublime—
A peace unknown before:
O Lord, by thy divine bequest
I now have perfect inward rest,
Sweet rest forevermore. [Refrain]

5 Tho’ Satan rages all around,
There’s nothing in my bosom found
To hinder or annoy;
But grace and glory from above,
Revealing Father’s wondrous love,
A source of constant joy. [Refrain]

Source: Truth in Song: for General Gospel Work #214

Author: C. W. Naylor

Naylor, Charles Wesley. (1874--1950). C. W. Naylor was born in southern Ohio and reared in Ohio and West Virginia by grandparents. At the age of nineteen he left the Methodist church for the Church of God. He worked for a while at the Gospel Trumpet Company in Grand Junction, Michigan and on some evangelistic tours. He was ordained in 1899 in Springfield, Ohio. He was first injured in 1908 in Florida while moving timbers from under a meeting tent. He suffered a dislocated kidney and other internal injuries. A year later he was in a bus accident that left him an invalid for the rest of his life. Naylor wrote eight books, many articles and pamphlets, many hymns and gospel songs, besides being a columnist in the Gospel Trumpet. --John W.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Though Christ had borne my load of sin
Title: The Inward Foe Destroyed
Author: C. W. Naylor
Language: English
Refrain First Line: All glory, Lord, to thee
Copyright: Public Domain


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