Scripture Verse

The Lord trieth the righteous. Psalm 11:5


Words: Maud Sims, in Bright Beau­ti­ful Bells, ed­it­ed by Ben­ja­min Beall (Birm­ing­ham, Ala­ba­ma & Bu­chan­an, Geor­gia: B. B. Beall, 1900), num­ber 51.

Music: Ben­ja­min B. Beall (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Sims (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Beall,

Benjamin B. Beall (1874–1945)


Three Men in the Fiery Furnace

He tri­eth the right­eous, as Da­ni­el of old,
And midst all the tri­als He bids us be bold;
He chast­en­eth those whom He lov­eth, He says,
And He’s pro­mised to love us
Throughout all our days.


He tri­eth the right­eous, His word tells me so;
He trieth the right­eous, it must be, ’tis so;
He trieth the right­eous, the sto­ry is old,
If Thou art try­ing me Fa­ther,
I’ll try to come out all pure gold.

He tri­eth the right­eous, in fur­nac­es hot,
And bids us walk thro’ them, our faith fail­ing not;
The flames will not hurt us, on Him we re­ly,
The dross He’ll con­sume and the gold pu­ri­fy.


He trieth the right­eous with sick­ness and pain,
He makes us to suf­fer again and again;
But if in our suf­fer­ing we cling to Him still,
We can bear it with pa­tience, because ’tis His will.


O Judge of the right­eous, help us to be strong,
To love Thee and serve Thee, yes, all the day long;
And when tri­bu­la­tions come ’round us, just say:
He tri­eth the right­eous, I’m glad He tries me.