May 01, 2009

Daniel and Darius

The story is told of Daniel of old
  Who each morn knelt down to pray.
In spite of the thing declared by the King,
  Three times he would kneel each day.

He honored his Lord, the God he adored;
  His promise he would not forget.
And when at the throne, his deeds became known
  His decree would the king soon regret.

For he realized then, it was off to the den
  For the servant he'd grown to admire.
And he could not revoke the words that he spoke,
  Though that was his deep desire.

The lions that night had a terrible fright,
  When angels appeared in the den.
The lions behaved, and Daniel was saved;
  But not so for all the kings' men!

—Mary Fuller, 1998

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