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.