GET THE BEHIND ME
Scripture: Luke 4:8
Time Signature: 3/4
Hymn Status: Partnership (An agreement between the hymn writer and R.J. Stevens Music, LLC.)
1. The hymn writer does not want this hymn and its arrangement altered in any way.
2. The hymn writer does not want this hymn accompanied with instrumental music.
Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16
Verse 1: I’ve read from the Bible the words of my Master, When tempted by Satan had these words to say: “Get thee behind me, Get thee behind me, I serve only God and there’s no other way.”
Verse 2: So oft’ have I read it, I know Jesus said it; So plainly it’s written that I must believe. ‘Tis written that Satan will some day be smitten, And never again will he ever deceive.
Verse 3: I search the fair writ of the mind of Jehovah, And daily I ponder the will of my Lord. He wills that I keep the grim reaper behind me. I must and I shall for I trust in His word.
Verse 4: O Lord guide my way as I read the dear pages, Where truth after truth is so wond’rous to see, And each will incite me to stand and declare it. His truths all are written, All writ-ten to me.