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The demon, Lord, expel
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

The demon, Lord, expel.

"Ye are not your own." (1 Corinthians 6,19)

1. The demon, Lord, expel,
  who from the lowest deep,
the very depth of hell,
  possession tries to keep,
of that which should be thine.
  (I thought it once my own.)
My title I resign,
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2. I would surrender all,
  without reserve, to thee.
I would obey thy call,
  and quite devoted be.
I would keep nothing back,
  but freely all resign:
that thou mayst nothing lack,
  of all that should be thine.

3. Thy Spirit, Lord, impart;
  let him possession take
of this my evil heart.
  'Twill all resistance make.
But power is his, and he
  the evil can expel.
'Tis his, the slave to free,
  the slave of sin and hell.

4. For freedom, Lord, I plead:
  a slave I would not be.
And they are free indeed,
  who live, O Lord, to thee.
To thee, then, let me live!
  Thy service freedom is.
Thy Holy Spirit give,
  for power and grace are his.

5. No strength at all have I;
  the power is all thine own.
Then hear my feeble cry,
  and leave me not alone.
Let all within me feel
  the working of thy power;
both soul and body seal,
  against the final hour.

6. And when the day appears,
  that brings the Lord from heav'n,
to wipe away all tears
  from those he has forgiv'n,
then let my portion be,
  thy people's lot to share;
in heav'n thy face to see,
  and be for ever there.

Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 742.

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