Satan is a defenseless foe
before the Son of God;
but sovereignly he is disposed
to serve the Savior’s ends.
Though great in power, dread, and might
and filled with dark deceit;
his schemes cannot prevail
Christ sealed his defeat.
The serpent Roars! He Thrusts his fangs!
Devouring those falling down;
but my Lord’s right arm reaches out
and snatches me from his jaws
Though oft’ be hidden from my eyes,
My Lord’s vict’ry over him;
and overcome with fear and doubt,
my soul sinks within.
My God, he comes with glorious light,
dispelling his darkened schemes.
The Word is preached! Truth flying down!
my soul begins to rise.
The ancient foe who works his woe
to blind this evil world,
was broken at the Savior’s cross
and will soon forever be
eternally cast down.