In Vain the Powers of Darkness Try

In vain the powers of darkness try

Author: Henry F. Lyte (1833)
Tune: ABRIDGE (Smith)
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1. In vain the powers of darkness try
To work the Church’s ill,
The Friend of sinners reigns on high,
And checks them at His will.

2. Though mischief in their hearts may dwell,
And on their tongues deceit,
A word of His their pride can quell,
And all their aims defeat.

3. My trust is in His grace alone;
His house shall be my home.
How sweet His mercies past to own,
And hope for more to come.

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: In vain the powers of darkness try
Title: In Vain the Powers of Darkness Try
Author: Henry F. Lyte (1833)
Source: Poems Chiefly Religious, 1833
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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