Scripture Verse

His windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed. Daniel 6:10

Introduction

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Thoro Harris
1874–1955

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

Music: Tho­ro Har­ris (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Daniel in the Lions’ Den
Gustave Doré
1833–1883

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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!

Refrain

’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.

Refrain

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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