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


James Montgomery (1771–1854)
National Portrait Gallery


Words: James Mont­go­me­ry, 1824.

Music: Na­ti­vi­ty Hen­ry La­hee, 1855 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Sing we the song of those who stand
Around th’eter­nal throne,
Of every kindred, clime, and land,
A multitude unknown.

Life’s poor distinctions vanish here:
Today the young, the old,
Our Sav­ior and His flock appear,
One Shepherd and one fold.

Toil, trial, suffering, still await
On earth the pilgrim’s throng,
Yet learn we in our low estate,
The Church triumphant’s song.

Worthy the Lamb for sinners slain,
Cry the redeemed above,
Blessing and honor to obtain,
And ev­er­last­ing love.

Worthy the Lamb! on earth we sing,
Who died for souls to save;
Henceforth, O death! where is thy sting?
Thy vic­to­ry, O grave?

Then, hallelujah! power and praise
To God in Christ be giv’n;
May all who now this anthem raise,
Renew the strain in Heav’n.