Hymn 8

O sin which heated the oven
to consume the truth that was in it.
She did not know that she had made an oven of testing
so that the beauty of truth be praised.
Its fire gathers her herald and they are shamed
For those on the side of Sin became ashes, outside of the oven.
Truth shined victorious through three
they were beautiful, like gold, when they came forth

Blessed is he who shined through the children in Babylon

When his idols failed
And his royal kingdom when was so exalted
Then, Media, the mother of the simple
Overcame Babel the offspring of the Astrologers
Media the simple and naive overcame
the diviners and invokers and the lot of the Astrologers.
The Babylonians were brought low
for to all of them one death came.

The Astrologers were shamed
For they did not note the slaying of her friends
She was reproved and shamed in anger
that magic did not rise for her.
She had given the cup of anger as drink to all the kings
the dregs of that cup remained for a drink.
Those who had given drink to the former ones
now are forced to consume the dregs by the latter ones

The Faster read and interpreted
the judgment which was written for the Chaldeans
on the wall the finger of the Most High had written
in a parable it had written so as to be interpreted
Those at table were shocked instantly, to see the writings
they were disturbed at its reading, for they read but did not understand
The Greedy and wise were shamed
For a faster entered, read and even interpreted.

It was a feast where even Legion was present
with drinking they feted Satan
He ran and rested on their cups
Their cups spoke of blasphemy
the palm of the hand troubled the recliners
and troubled their drinks by the hand of the Faster
who didn't recline among them
he entered and undid by his reading their crown

The desirable Faster who did not fall
into the oven, fell in the (lion-) pit
so that Truth be victorious on all sides
so that it be seen that its over and in all
For when he voided the idol and its name
the Greedy ones cast the Faster to the wild animals
so that in the pit and oven
the savior of the victorious be praised.

The Faster fell amid the animals
The odor of his fast spread in the pit
Tranquil whisper of prayer overcame
fearful roar of the Lions
The roar of a petition voided that other roar
The sound of the humble one abated the stronger
The wild animals were abased
by the fast and humility of Daniel.

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