His windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed.@Daniel 6:10
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Daniel in the Lions’ Den
Gustave Doré (1833-1883)

Alice J. Cleator, in Spiritual Songs, edited by John M. Harris et al. (Chicago, Illinois: Christian Witness Company, circa 1908, number 103.

Thoro Harris (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Thoro Harris (1874-1955)

See the captive Daniel kneeling at his prayer,
Fearless of the king’s decree;
True to God and conscience, strong to do and dare,
Heeding not the tempter’s plea.

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Trusting in His might, stand for God and right,
Fearless of the world’s decree;
Be loyal and true, in whatever you do,
In the service of the Lord be free!

Death and torture threatened in the lion’s den,
All who dared to offer prayer;
’Twas a heathen mandate governed conscience then—
Daniel stood, a hero there!

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’Mid the roaring lions Daniel stood serene,
For the King of kings was there;
Thus the great Deliv’rer watches near, unseen,
All who bravely do and dare.

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By the prophet’s side God’s angel stayed that night—
Never did he flinch or yield;
Thus this dauntless hero, true to God and right,
Did a holy influence wield.

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