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"Against All Satan's Spells and Wiles" [poem/hymns?]

Against all Satan's spells and wiles,
Against false words of heresy,
Against the knowledge that defiles,
Against the heart's idolatry;
Against the wizard's evil craft;
Against the death wound and the burning,
The choking wave, the poisoned shaft,
Protect me, Christ, till thy returning.

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

I bind unto myself the name, [crossed out words "the day"]
The strong name of the Trinity,
By invocation of the same,
The Three in One, and One in Three;
Of whom all nature hath creation,
Eternal Father, Spirit, Word,
Praise to the Lord of my salvation,
Salvation is of Christ the Lord.

	Teach us, O Lord, and enable us to live the life of Saints and 
Angels.  Take us out of the languor, the irritability, the sensitive-
ness, the anarchy in which our souls lie, and fill them with thy 
fullness.  Breathe on us with that Breath which infuses energy and 
kindles fervor.  In asking for fervor we are asking for faith, hope, 
and charity in their most heavenly exercise; we are asking for that 
loyal perception of duty which follows on yearning affection; we are 
asking for sanctity, peace and joy, all at once.  Lord, in asking for 
fervor we are asking for thyself, for nothing short of thee, O our 
God.  Enter our hearts and fill them with fervor by filling them with 
thee.  Amen.

	O Lord, our heavenly Father, who hast revealed to us the height 
of love, strengthen, we beseech thee, the bonds of affection which un 
unite us to our kindred, our friends, and our fellowmen; free us from 
suspicion and self seeking, make clearer our insight to discern their 
need, quicken our sympathy, enlarge our charity, and so purifyour re-
lations to each other that the coming of thy kingdom, whose law is 
love, may be hastened upon earth.  Amen.

	Jesus, our Master, do thou meet us while we walk in the way, 
and long to reach the heavenly country, so that, following thy light 
we may keep the way of righteousness, and never wander away into the 
darkness of this world's night, while thou who art the Way, the Truth, 
and the Life art shining within us.  Amen.

	Grant unto us O Lord, beyond all objects of desire, to rest in 
thee, and to still our hearts to perfect peace in thee.  Out of thee all 
is restless and unquiet; in this peace that is in thyself alone, may 
we find true rest, fot thy name's sake.  Amen.

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