Cast, Scenes & Songs

Cast  (minimum: 9)

2 Narrators

    (can double other characters, if needed)

Daniel

    About 80 years old. Official in the Kingdom of

    Babylon. Has been in Babylon about 65 years. 

Joel & Seth - 2 young friends

Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego

    3 old men, friends of Daniel

King Darius

Government official

2 soldiers (could be 1)



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Song 3

The Fiery Furnace

Song 2

Do What’s Right

Song 5

You Can Depend on God

Song 4

Psalm 23

Story

The story of Daniel and the lion’s den teaches children to do what’s right, even when it’s hard.

This musical can be performed with as few as 9 children. There are 6 short scenes and 5 songs.


Setting

In Daniel’s apartment at the palace; on a city street; the lion’s den

(One side of stage is Daniel’s room at the palace, the other side is a city street with entrance to the lion’s den.)


Songs

  1. 1. Great is the Lord Almighty

  2. 2. Do What’s Right, Daniel

  3. 3. The Fiery Furnace

  4. 4. Psalm 23

  5. 5. You Can Depend on God

  6. 6. Reprise - Great is the Lord Almighty


Script

This is the complete script with vocal demos of each song. Click on the link on the left to listen to a song.


Narrator 1:  In the days of Daniel the Prophet, Israel was conquered by King Nebuchadnezzar, who captured Jerusalem and took many Jews, including Daniel, a young teenager, to Babylon.


Narrator 2: Sixty-five years later they are still in Babylon, having learned to worship Jehovah God in a foreign land.


Scene 1

(Singers and dancers come into Daniel’s apartment in the palace for Sabbath worship while Intro music fades away.)

Song 1 – Great is the Lord Almighty

(use tambourines with ribbons or streamers in a little danced routine - repeat this song at end of musical)


Great is the Lord Almighty. He is the Lord eternal.
Great is the Lord our Mighty King.
Great is the Lord Almighty. He is the Lord on high.
Great is the Lord.

The Lord is my strength and my shield, in Him I put my trust. 
He is right in all His ways, The Lord our God is just.


Great is the Lord Almighty. He is the Lord eternal.
Great is the Lord our Mighty King.
Great is the Lord Almighty. He is the Lord on high.
Great is the Lord.

(Dance with tambourines)


He is forever the same. He is greatly to be praised.
Give Him the glory due His Name, and honor Him always.


Great is the Lord Almighty. He is the Lord eternal.
Great is the Lord our Mighty King.
Great is the Lord Almighty. He is the Lord on high.
Great is the Lord.  Great is the Lord.


(Singers and dancers thank Daniel for a great time of worshipping together.)


“Thanks, Daniel.”  “We had a great time today.”   “See you next week.”   “God is so good.” (all ad lib)


Daniel: (Raises his hand to the people as they leave) Blessings to you, my brothers and sisters. See you next Sabbath.


(Daniel follows the people across the stage, out into the street. A government official and a soldier sneak into Daniel’s empty room from the other side of his room.)


Soldier:  Daniel isn’t here! 


Official:  We missed him! I thought we would catch him praying today. I got the King to make a law that forbids anyone to pray for 30 days, but I know Daniel still does it.


Soldier:  We will catch him. He cannot disobey the King and get away with it.


Official:  Yes. Even though he is one of the governors over the whole kingdom, he cannot escape breaking the King’s law. Then we will be rid of him!


(They leave his room.)



Scene 2

Outside in the street Daniel meets King Darius with the other soldier, who has a long spear in his hand.


King:Daniel, I’m glad to find you today. I know this is your day off. I’ve been thinking about what a great job you do helping to run my kingdom.


Daniel:Thank you, my king. I am glad to serve you.


King:Well, I am going to put you over the other administrators and make you the only governor -- under me, of course.


Daniel:Whatever pleases you, O king, I will do. (Daniel bows).


King:We will talk more about it soon.


(The King walks away. Daniel walks back into his room, turns and sits down at his desk.)


Joel:   (coming into Daniel’s room) Daniel?

Daniel: (looking up from his desk) Yes?

Joel:   (stops suddenly) Oh, I’m sorry, Daniel. We don’t want to bother you. You are so busy with all you have to do.

Daniel: Yes, my young helpers, but I have time to talk to you. Besides, today is the Sabbath. I am not working today.


Joel:Well, we need some advice.


Seth: And you are old and wise!


(Joel puts a finger over his mouth and to Seth he says, “shhh”!)


Daniel: (laughs) Well, I am old. And my years of following God have helped me have some wisdom.  Our wise King Solomon said 450 years ago, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”  So, what is your question?

Joel: I am young and I get mistreated sometimes because I want to do what is right.  Do you know what I mean?


Daniel:(nods his head) Yes, I do.


Seth:  You are a great man, Daniel. Does being in charge makes it easier to do what’s right?


Daniel: It’s not always easy to do the right thing, no matter who you are.   (smiles as he remembers)  I can still remember my father saying to me, “Daniel, do what’s right.”  He used to sing to me so I would never forget.


Song 2 – Do What’s Right


Daniel sings:

Do what’s right, Daniel. Do it every day.

Do what’s right, Daniel. Take time to pray.

Temptation can be very strong, but you can turn away.

Do what’s right. Learn to obey.


Joel and Seth:

Do what’s right, Daniel. Do it every day.

Do what’s right, Daniel. Take time to pray.

It doesn’t matter if your friends agree or what they say.

Do what’s right. Learn to obey.


All sing:

Do what’s right, Daniel. Do it every day.

Do what’s right, Daniel. Take time to pray.

Remember God is watching what you do and what you say,

Do what’s right. Learn to obey.

Remember God is watching what you do and what you say,

Do what’s right. Learn to obey.



Daniel: It is always best to obey God, no matter what anyone says.


Joel:Just like your father said …


All 3:  Do what’s right!


(The 3 of them laugh together.)



Scene 3


(Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego walk in.)


Daniel: Come in, my friends! (to the boys) Do you know my old friends, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego?


Seth: (surprised) The famous men who lived through the fiery furnace?!


Abednego:  (laughs) Yes, God delivered me and my 2 friends.


Joel:  We want to be like you and follow God and obey Him, but our friends at school are not believers, and they don’t care what Jehovah God says.


Seth:They make fun of us for wanting to do what God says is right.


Shadrach:  Maybe we can help you.


Daniel: (to Abed, Shad & Mesh) Tell my young friends about how you did what was right when it was hard.


Meshach:   Well, you see, all 4 of us came to Babylon over 60 years ago.


Abednego: We were only kids then. King Nebuchadnezzar brought us to Babylon to work for him.


Meshach:  Then the King ordered everyone to bow down and worship a big statue of him.


Shadrach:   But, you know, Jehovah forbids us in the Ten Commandments to worship idols.


Joel: I remember in the book of Exodus, “You shall not make for yourself a carved image or any likeness of anything in heaven or on the earth …


Seth: “And you shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God.”


Meshach:   Very good! We had to disobey the King. But this time we thought we were done for.


Abednego:  We told the King that our God could save us, but even if he didn’t we would not obey him and worship an idol.  Listen.


Song 3 – The Fiery Furnace


Shadrach:

1. The king wanted everyone to worship him, he thought that he was god.
But we know there’s no god but Jehovah, and we worship Him alone.
We didn’t kneel when others bowed down. We stood up for the Lord.
The angry king said, “Then you’ll go in that fiery furnace, boys.”

Meshach:

2. The king, said, ‘Heat that furnace hot -- hotter than ever before

Throw these 3 guys into the fire and then shut the door.”
That fire was so hot it killed the guys who pushed us all in
But God was with us right in that fire. There were 4 not 3 men.


Chorus (all sing):

We did what was right. We trusted the Lord our God.

We did what was right in God’s sight

With all of our might, we stood on His promises

We followed the Light. We did what was right.


Abednego:

3.  “Bring those men out of the fire!” the King said, so amazed
Our clothes weren’t burned or smelled of smoke, hey, we weren’t even fazed.
The King said, “Jehovah is the only God and we’ll all bow to Him.”
So he commanded everyone, “Let the worship of the true God begin.”

Chorus (all sing):

We did what was right. We trusted the Lord our God.

We did what was right in God’s sight

With all of our might, we stood on His promises

We followed the Light. We did what was right.


Daniel:

4. So whenever you have a fiery test, there’s trouble on every side
Look to God to help you be strong and choose to do what’s right
When we obey God He promises to be with us through our trouble
So whoever you are, whatever you do, give honor to Jehovah.

Chorus (all sing):

We did what was right. We trusted the Lord our God.

We did what was right in God’s sight

With all of our might, we stood on His promises

We followed the Light. We did what was right.

We followed the Light. We did what was right.


Joel: Wow, that’s an awesome story! Our God can be trusted!


Shadrach: Yes, boys. God can be trusted.


Abednego: So remember, no matter what you are going through, you can always depend on God.



Scene 4


Daniel: I have served 3 other kings in all my years in Babylon. When Darius became the ruler, he made me one of 3 governors over the whole Kingdom. But now he wants to make me his only governor.


Abednego: Oh, Daniel, that sounds like trouble. The other 2 governors are already jealous of you and want to get rid of you.


Seth: Why?


Daniel: Well, you see, I pray to Jehovah every day, down on my knees, and they don’t like that.


Meshach:  So they have convinced the King to make a law that no one should pray for 30 days.


Joel:  What will you do, Daniel?


Daniel: Well, I cannot obey that law. So I will continue to pray because that is what God wants us to do.


Shadrach: And we are going to always obey God first.


Seth: And do what’s right!


Meshach: Yes, we obey God, and even if we are in danger or in trouble, we trust Him.


Shadrach: Daniel, we will leave while you have your prayer time with God.


(Start music)


Daniel:  Let’s sing together a Psalm by King David before you leave.



Song 4 – Psalm 23


The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want

He makes me lie down in green pastures

He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul.

He guides me in pathways of righteousness for His name’s sake.


Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death

I will fear no evil.

For You are with me. Your rod and staff they comfort me.


You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies

You anoint my head with oil. My cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord,

I will dwell in the house of the Lord,

I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.



Scene 5


(Everyone leaves Daniel alone in his room. Daniel kneels and prays. As he prays, two soldiers enter to arrest him. The King follows with Daniel’s accuser, another government official.)


Official: See, King, what did I tell you? He prays every day. 


Soldier:Daniel, you are under arrest for disobeying the King’s new law to pray only to him. 


Daniel: (Looking at the king.) Well, King Darius, I cannot obey that law.


King Darius: I’m sorry, Daniel. I didn’t realize this would be the result of this law. Now you must be thrown into the lion’s den.


(The soldiers lead Daniel away--out the door of his room, into the “street”--and put him in the lion’s den. As the door opens, lion growling is heard.)


King Darius:  (follows, and from outside the lion’s den says)  Daniel, I hope your God will protect you.


(The soldiers shut the door. More lions growling is heard, then silence. )


(Back in Daniel’s apartment, the King paces back and forth with his head down. Lights dim as the King continues to walk “all night”, throughout the next song.)



Song 5 - You Can Depend on God

The choir (or the rest of the characters) sings, standing outside the lion’s den.


You can depend on God, no matter where you are

He will make a way for you, just let Him rule your heart.

His Word’s a lamp to guide you, when your path is dark

You can trust your life to Him, you can depend in God


Solo:

He is my strength, my song, the Solid Ground I stand upon

He’s the One I hold on to, when I’m in the storm.

All:

There’s no fear beside Him, no reason for alarm.

Every day you live your life, you can depend on God.

Every day you live your life, you can depend on God.


Scene 6


(After the song the lights come back up on the King in Daniel’s apartment.)


King Darius:   (to the 2 soldiers who are sleeping). Get up!  It’s morning. Let’s go see if Daniel’s God saved him.


(He marches across the stage to the lion’s den. And calls out.)


King Darius:  Daniel, are you safe? Did your God save you?


Daniel: (from inside the den) Yes, King. I am alive. My God shut the mouths of the lions.


King Darius: (to the soldiers). Hurry! Bring him out of there!


(The soldiers open the door and bring Daniel out.)


King Darius:  Daniel, Daniel. I’m so glad you are safe and your God saved you. Your God is the only true God.  (to everyone around) We shall all worship Jehovah God.


(The crowd cheers.)



Reprise - Great is the Lord Almighty


Great is the Lord Almighty. He is the Lord eternal.
Great is the Lord our Mighty King.
Great is the Lord Almighty. He is the Lord on high.
Great is the Lord.

The Lord is my strength and my shield, in Him I put my trust. 
He is right in all His ways, The Lord our God is just.


Great is the Lord Almighty. He is the Lord eternal.
Great is the Lord our Mighty King.
Great is the Lord Almighty. He is the Lord on high.
Great is the Lord.

(Dance with tambourines)


He is forever the same. He is greatly to be praised.
Give Him the glory due His Name, and honor Him always.


Great is the Lord Almighty. He is the Lord eternal.
Great is the Lord our Mighty King.
Great is the Lord Almighty. He is the Lord on high.
Great is the Lord.  Great is the Lord.

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You Can Depend on God

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