Mzm 148; Dan 3:(57-88)
Supported by the Word,Though in himself a worm,The servant of the LordCan wondrous acts perform:Without dismay he boldly treadsWhere’er the path of duty leads.
The haughty king in vain,With fury on his brow,Believers would constrainTo golden gods to bow:The furnace could not make them fear,Because they knew the Lord was near.
As vain was the decreeWhich charged them not to pray;Daniel still bowed his knee,And worshiped thrice a day:Trusting in God, he feared not men,Though threatened with the lion’s den.
Secure they might refuseCompliance with such laws,For what had they to lose,When God espoused their cause?He made the hungry lions crouch,Nor durst the fire His children touch.
The Lord is still the same,A mighty shield and tow’r,And they who trust His NameAre guarded by His pow’r:He can the rage of lions tame,And bear them harmless through the flame.
Yet we too often shrinkWhen trials are in view;Expecting we must sink,And never can get through.But could we once believe indeed,From all these fears we should be freed.