Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays:
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.
[Hebrews 11:33–39; Daniel 6:22; 3:25] Tune: 76 76 eg ‘St Alphege by H J Gauntlett