Good Daniel would not cease to pray,
With all his foes in view;
He called on God three times a day,
As he was used to do;
Nor feared the power of wicked men,
Who put him in the lions’ den.
Nor was he of those beasts afraid,
Though ready to devour;
The Lord his God, to whom he prayed,
Preserved him from their power;
The hungry lions did not dare
To touch the holy prophet there.
And thus the Lord did once preserve
Three good young men of old,
Who did not dare bow down and serve
The image made of gold:
For as they feared His holy name,
He saved them from the burning flame.