So ended a day which began with a miracle; but Satan’s brief victory was in a few hours turned into total defeat. Glory be to God, saints may be beaten, but they conquer still.
Paul and Silas were confined,
And their backs were torn with whips;
Yet, possessing peace of mind,
They could sing with joyful lips.
So the Christian, free from care,
May in chains or dungeon sing;
If the Lord be with him there,
He is happier than a king.