Poems - Praise in the Dark

Praise in the Dark

“When he came near to the den where Daniel was, he cried out in a tone of anguish and said to Daniel, “O Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?” Daniel 6:20

Verse 1
Thou servant of the living God.
Whilst lions round thee roar,
Look up, and trust, and praise His name,
And all His ways adore.
For even now, in peril dire,
He works to set thee free;
And in a way known but to Him
Shall thy deliverance be,

Verse 2
Dost wait while lions round thee stand?
Dost wait in gloom, alone?
And looking up, above thy head
See but a sealed stone?
Praise in the dark! Yea! praise His name,
Who trusted thee to see
His mighty power displayed again
For thee, His saint, for thee.

Verse 3
Thou servant of the living God,
Thine but to wait and praise;
The living God Himself will work,
To Him thine anthem raise.
Tho’ undelivered thou dost wait,
The God who works for thee,
When His hour strikes, will, with a word,
Set thee for ever free.

Alternate Title

In A Seed Sown In China this poem bears the title “Is Thy God Able…?”

Anchored To Infinity: 55
A Seed Sown In China: 169

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