Scripture Verse

The God we serve is able to deliver us. Daniel 3:17

Introduction

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Mary S. Wheeler
(1835–1919)

Words: Mary S. Wheeler, in Billows of Song (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: S. P. Creasinger, 1893).

Music: Dan­i­el B. Tow­ner (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Daniel in the Den of Lions

Lyrics

When the prophet Daniel prayed
To God on bended knee,
With his windows open wide,
Despite the king’s decree,
And they cast him in
The lions’ den, his life to close,
God was able to deliver
Him from all his foes.

Refrain

For God’s angel is encamping,
Round about all them that fear Him;
He is able to deliver
All who put their trust in Him.

Wherefore is the king so sad,
And wherefore does he fast?
As he thinks of Daniel, who
Within the den is cast;
O, thou servant of
The living God, tell me, I pray,
From the lions’ cruel power
Can He save today?

Refrain

O king, live forever!
And from anxious care be free,
For my God has sent His
Angel to deliver me;
He has shut the lions’ mouths,
My soul in triumph sings,
Oh, what joy to trust
For shelter underneath His wings!

Refrain

From the roaring lion,
Seeking whom he may devour,
God is able to deliver
By His mighty power;
And the soul who comes
To Jesus with his sins oppressed,
He is able to deliver
And to give him rest.

Refrain

He is able to deliver,
And to keep in peace,
Till life’s pilgrimage is ended
And my conflicts cease;
And when Death, the latest enemy,
Shall end the strife,
He is able to deliver
And to crown with life.

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