Daniel’s Song

Almighty God, I come to you on bended knee
I know you hear my prayers so Abba, I’m crying out to thee
You’re ever present in a time of need… and I need you now

Almighty God, I worship you and you alone
But King Darius’ men want to put his reign above your throne
I will only pray to you so in the morn… I will be torn.

Do do do do do do do
My God I  trust in you

I know you’ll get me through
They can’t deny the truth
Do do do do do do do
My God I  trust in you
I know you’ll get me through
And I’ll be singing Hallelu…

Oh Abba dear the satraps send me to a certain death
They wait in vain ’cause only You can give and take my breath
Your angel keeps me safe from harm but in the morn’… they will be torn


Music and Lyrics by Lahle Ehrlich, February 2023.  This song was inspired by Chapter 6 of the Book of Daniel in the King James Bible.

"To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."  Psalm 46: 1 KJV

More About The Bible Story, Daniel in the Lion’s Den

Lion, by Lahle. Watercolor, felt tip, ink pen.

Daniel was a righteous man who loved God and who was loved by God. Daniel was also highly favored by King Darius because he was wise, honest, trustworthy, and could interpret the king’s dreams.

King Darius trusted Daniel completely and set him as ruler over all the king’s satraps (governor-like rulers of the nation).  The satraps were jealous of Daniel and conspired to have him executed but they could find no fault in him so devised a new plan.

The satraps tricked King Darius into signing a decree they knew Daniel would not abide by — a decree forbidding him (and everyone else, too) from praying to God for 30 days and the penalty for disobedience was death by lions.

All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.        –Daniel 6:7 (KJV)

Daniel chose to keep praying to God and was subsequently found guilty of violating the king’s decree and was sentenced to death and tossed into a den of lions.

God saved Daniel from an otherwise certain death by sending an angel to keep the lion’s mouths shut. After a night alone with the lions, the king raced to see if Daniel was had survived. He called out to Daniel asking if his God had been able to keep him safely through the night.  When Daniel replied back that God had indeed kept him safe, the king was elated.  He declared everyone should worship the God of Israel and had the evil satraps tossed into the lion den.  This time, the lions feasted.

25 Then king Darius wrote unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you.
26 I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and stedfast for ever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end.        –Daniel 6:25-26 (KJV)


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Music and Lyric by Lahle Ehrlich, September 2023