1 Let all the God of Daniel praise
Almighty to redeem,
Who saves, as in the ancient days,
The men that trust in Him.
He hath the great deliverance wrought,
His angel sent again,
And shut the lions’ mouths, and brought
Us up out of their den.
2 Give glory to Elijah’s God,
Elijah’s God and ours,
Who hath around His servants stood,
With all His heavenly powers:
Beset we were by Satan’s host,
In human shape concealed;
He baffled their tyrannic boast,
And all their fury quelled.
3 The God who saved the faithful three
Let every soul admire;
We, too, have seen the Deity,
And walked unburnt in fire:
Called down by faith, from Heaven He came,
The Son of Man we knew:
He kept us in the lambent flame,
And strangely brought us through.
4 The floods with horrid discord raged,
And lifted up their voice:
Jehovah on our side engaged,
And stilled their angry noise;
His Word rebuked the swelling sea,
Nor suffered it to o’erflow,
"Hither proceed, allowed by Me,
But dare no further go."
5 Thou, Lord, beyond their reach didst bear
And sweetly hide above,
The objects of Thy guardian care,
And providential love:
Thou didst the alien host defeat,
And blast their vain design
To slay, or shamefully intreat
A messenger of Thine.
6 For this with all Thy saints we praise
Thy majesty and power,
And tell the wonders of Thy grace,
’Till time shall be no more.
For this in sounds of glorious joy
We shall our Savior own,
And all eternity employ
In hymns around Thy throne.
Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >