Scripture Verse

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing. Revelation 5:12


Words: Hen­ry W. Bak­er, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1861.

Music: Old 113th at­trib­ut­ed to Mat­thäus Grei­ter, Strass­bur­ger Kir­chen­amt, 1525 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Greit­er (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Henry W. Baker (1821–1877)


From highest Heav’n the eter­nal Son,
With God the Fa­ther ever One,
Came down to suffer and to die;
For love of sinful man He bore
Our human griefs and troubles sore,
Our load of guilt and misery.

Rejoice, ye saints of God, and praise
The Lamb who died, His flock to raise
From sin and ev­er­last­ing woe;
With angels round the throne above
O tell the wonders of His love,
The joys that from His mercy flow.

In darkest shades of night we lay,
Without a beam to guide our way,
Or hope of aught beyond the grave;
But He has brought us life and light,
And opened Hea­ven to our sight,
And lives for­ev­er strong to save.

Rejoice, ye saints of God, rejoice;
Sing out, and praise with cheerful voice
The Lamb whom Heav’n and earth adore;
To Him who gave His only Son,
To God the Spir­it, with Them One,
Be praise and glo­ry ev­er­more.