Scripture Verse

God hath sent His angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me. Daniel 6:22


Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns and Sac­red Po­ems 1749, Vol­ume 1, num­ber 193.

Music: Cleans­ing Foun­tain 19th Cen­tu­ry Am­er­i­can camp meet­ing tune (🔊 pdf nwc).

Charles Wesley


Let all the God of Daniel praise
Almighty to redeem,
Who saves, as in the ancient days,
The men that trust in Him.
He hath the great deliverance wrought,
His angel sent again,
And shut the lions’ mouths, and brought
Us up out of their den.

Give glory to Elijah’s God,
Elijah’s God and ours,
Who hath around His servants stood,
With all His heavenly powers:
Beset we were by Satan’s host,
In human shape concealed;
He baffled their tyrannic boast,
And all their fury quelled.

The God who saved the faithful three
Let every soul admire;
We, too, have seen the Deity,
And walked unburnt in fire:
Called down by faith, from Heaven He came,
The Son of Man we knew:
He kept us in the lambent flame,
And strangely brought us through.

The floods with horrid discord raged,
And lifted up their voice:
Jehovah on our side engaged,
And stilled their angry noise;
His Word rebuked the swelling sea,
Nor suffered it to o’erflow,
Hither proceed, allowed by Me,
But dare no further go.

Thou, Lord, beyond their reach didst bear
And sweetly hide above,
The objects of Thy guardian care,
And providential love:
Thou didst the alien host defeat,
And blast their vain design
To slay, or shamefully intreat
A messenger of Thine.

For this with all Thy saints we praise
Thy majesty and power,
And tell the wonders of Thy grace,
’Till time shall be no more.
For this in sounds of glorious joy
We shall our Savior own,
And all eternity employ
In hymns around Thy throne.