Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible. This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.@Daniel 2:31-33
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Daniel Interprets the King’s Dream

Franklin E. Belden, 1886 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Franklin E. Belden
(1858-1945)

Look for the way-marks as you journey on,
Look for the way-marks passing one by one;
Down through the ages, past the kingdoms four—
Where are we standing? Look the way-marks o’er.

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Look for the way-marks, the great prophetic way-marks,
Down through the ages, past the kingdoms four.
Look for the way-marks, the great prophetic way-marks;
The journey’s almost o’er.

First, the Assyrian kingdom ruled the world,
Then Medo-Persia’s banners were unfurled;
And after Greece held universal sway,
Rome seized the scepter—where are we today?

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Down in the feet of iron and of clay,
Weak and divided, soon to pass away;
What will the next great, glorious drama be?
Christ and His coming, and eternity.

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