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6 Now when Darius heard it, his soul did sore
lament, He set his heart on Daniel, the sentence to pre
vent; The princes then assembled and to the King
they said, Remember your great honour, likewise the laws
you made. 7 Darius then commanded that Daniel should be
brought, And cast into the lion's den, because the Lord
he sought: The king then said to Daniel, That God whom
you adore, Will save you from the lions, and bless you
evermore. 8 The King went to his palace, and fasted all the
night, He neither ate nor drank, nor in music took de
light; So early the aext morning, he stole along the
way, And caine unto the lion's den, where this bold
Hebrew lay. 9 Then with a voice of mourning, to Daniel cry'd
alond, Saying, O Daniel, Daniel, thou servant of the
Lord ! Is not thy God sufficient for to deliver thee? That God in whom thou trusteth and serves
continually. 10 My God hath sent his angel and shut the lion'
jaws, So that they have not hurt me, my enemies they
saw; Then straight the King commanded to take him
from the den, Because in God lie trusted, no harm was found
in him. 31 See how the faithful Daniel fear'd not the face
of clay, 'Twas not the King's commandment that anrade
him cease to pray i
He knew that God was with him, to save his
soul from death, He trusted in Jehovah, and pray'd at every breath.
SECOND PART. 1 Darius then commanded those wretches to be
cast. 2 The lions rush'd with vengeance upon those
wicked men, And tore them all to pieces ere they to the bot.
tom came. Thus God will save his children, who put their
trust in him, And punish their offenders with agonies ex
treme, 3 'Twas then a proclamation, Darius issued forth, Commanding all the people that dwelt upon the
earth, To fear the God of Daniel, for he's the living
God, Whose kingdom is for ever, and shall not be de.
stroy'd. 4 He maketh signs and wonders in heaven and
on earth, Who hath deliver'd Daniel, and shut the lion's
mouth: Who sav'ı the Hebrew children when cast into
the flame, This is the God of Heaven, and he spreads his
wide domain. 5 This Daniel's God is gracious to all his children
dear, He gives them consolation, and tells them not to
He's promis'd to support them, and bring them
safe to dwell Eternally in heaven, but dooms their foes to
hell. 6 Hark' sinners, hear the gospel, it says to you
repent, Come try a bleeding Saviour, for you his blood
was spilt : He dy'd to purchase pardon, that we might by
his pow'r, Escape the roaring lions, that seek us to de.
7 0 will you be persuaded by one who loves your
soul, To turn and seek salvation with Christ in
heav'n to dwell: Come serve the God of Daniel, 'tis Jesus bids
you come, You'll find a hearty welcome in Christ the
bleeding Lamb, 8 Glory to God, O glory, for his redeeming love, Religion makes us happy here, and will in
worlds above; We'll sing bright hallelujahs, and join the holy
song, With Moses, Job, and Daniel, and all the heav'nly throng.
HYMN 180. O. M.
The glad tidings of salvation,
Lo! he reigns, He reigns victorious !
There is life and free salvation,
Offer'd to the whole creation. 4 'Twas for you that Jesus died,
For you he was crucified,
Through him life eternal's given. 5 Turn unto the Lord most holy;
Shun the path of vice and folly :
O now turn to Christ your Saviour. 6 There is wine, and milk, and honey,
Come and purchase without money,
Streaming from the holy mountain.
Purling streams, and flowing fountains,
Sing the great Messiah's praises. 8 Shout ye saints of every nation,
To the bounds of the creation;
The Almighty King of Zion,
Christ has purchas'd your redemption:
HYMN 181. P. M.
And geas are calm, and skies are clear
Vain world adieu. 2 With cheerful hope her eyes explore,
Each landmark on the distant shore;
Vain world adieu
3 The nearer still she draws to land,
More eager all her powers expand :
Glory to God. HYMN 182. P. M. *H ,
Hail the year of full release; Zion's walls are now erected,
And the watchmen live in peace. From the distant courts of Zion, The shrill trumpet loudly roars,
Babylon is fallen, is fallen, is fallen,
Babylon is fallen, to rise no more. 2 Hark, and hear the people crying,
See the city disappears; Trade and traffic all are dying,
Lo! they sink to rise no more! Merchants who have bought her traffic. Crying from a distant shore,
Babylon is fallen, &c. 3 All her merchants cry with wonder,
What is this that comes to pass ?
Crying, Oh! alas, alas!
Babylon is fallen, &c.
Up to Zion see them fly;
Shout and echo through the sky :
Babylon is fallen, &c.
Shout, ye followers of the Lamb,
Clap your hands, and blow the flame;