But if not…we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image.@Daniel 3:18

Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns on Se­lect Pas­sag­es of Ho­ly Scrip­ture (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 2, num­ber 1296.

Wind­sor Chris­to­pher Tye, 1533. Ar­ranged in the Booke of Mu­sicke, by Will­iam Da­man, 1591 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Wesley (1707–1788)

But if Thou wilt not save us here
From the tormentor’s power,
Faithful to death we persevere,
And meet the fiery hour.

We will not bow our heart or knee,
And live to idols joined,
Assured the life we lose for these
In paradise to find.