Scripture Verse

In the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain…He came and took the book out of the right hand of Him that sat upon the throne…They sang a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by Thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation, and hast made us unto our God kings and priests. Revelation 5:6–10


Henry L. Gilmour

Words: Charles H. White­car, 1881. ap­peared in The Ark of Praise, ed­it­ed by John R. Swe­ney (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1882), num­ber 89.

Music: Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Sing of the Lamb, whose love and pow­er
Rescued the world in its dark­est hour,
While an­gel hosts in­tent­ly gaze,
And Heav­en is filled with ho­ly praise.


Sing, oh, sing with rap­ture, sing, oh, sing;
To His shrine your prais­es bring;
Sing, oh, sing, with rap­ture, sing, oh, sing,
Hallelujahs fill the air,
From all who Je­sus’ mer­cies share.

Sing of the Lamb, whose blood was shed,
Who lay among, yet left the dead;
To save from sin, and death’s dread pow­er,
He tri­umphed in the dark­est hour.


Sing of the Lamb, His blood ap­plied,
That saves the sin­ner jus­ti­fied,
Cleansing un­right­eous­ness away,
Which on the trou­bled con­science lay.


Sing of the Lamb, who is to stand
On Zi­on’s Mount, in Glo­ry Land,
When all the blood washed host shall sing,
Jesus our pro­phet, priest and king.


Sing to the Lamb, all kin­dred here,
Who in His glo­ri­ous tri­umphs share;
Sing to the Lamb, with all above,
Who taste the full­ness of His love.