“Daniel in the Lion's Den”


"Among the Jewish captives one Daniel there was found." Daniel's piety is renowned. His enemies cause the King to demand that all people worship only the King for 30 days. Daniel does not, is thrown to the lions -- and survives


This is too accurate to be folk song. (Too bad there was no king called Darius the Mede, so the whole section in Daniel is demonstrably historically inaccurate.) This is a dull but correct retelling of the events in Daniel 6. - RBW


  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe, "Daniel in the Lion's Den" (Decca 48116, c. 1948)


  1. BrownIII 524, "Daniel in the Lion's Den" (1 text)
  2. SharpAp 194, "Daniel in the Lion's Den" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #3614
  4. BI, Br3524


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1916 (Brown); there are several older references to songs of this title, but they may not be the same
Found in: US(Ap,SE)