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).

portrait
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.

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.

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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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