Through faith the mouths of lions
were shut, and fiery flame
was quenched; – the God all able
brought honour to his name.
Through faith, God’s people suffered
in persecution’s hour;
bore flogging, jeers and, torture
by Jesu’s grace and power.
Through faith some had escape from
the sword, but others bore
such death – their resurrection
ahead, by faith they saw.
The early Christian martyrs,
and Daniel, all were blest;
– the God of scripture trusted:
he helped them through the test.