Scripture Verse

The Lion of the tribe of Judah. Revelation 5:5


Words: Hen­ry Q. Wil­son, in Wa­ters’ Cho­ral Harp (New York: Hor­ace Wa­ters, 1863), pag­es 36–37.

Music: Kai­ros Hen­ry Tuck­er, 1863 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Wil­son or Tuck­er (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?



Twas Jesus, my Saviour, who died on the tree,
To open a fountain for sinners like me;
His blood is that fountain which pardon bestows,
And cleanses the foulest wherever it flows.


For the Lion of Judah shall break every chain,
And give us the victory, again and again.

And when I was willing with all things to part,
He gave me His blessing, His love in my heart;
So now I am joined with the conquering band
Who are marching to glory at Jesus’ command.


Tho’ round me the storms of adversity roll,
And the waves of destruction encompass my soul;
In vain this frail vessel the tempest shall toss—
My hope is secure through the blood of the cross.


And when with the ransomed, by Jesus, my head,
From fountain to fountain I then shall be led;
I’ll fall at His feet and His mercy adore,
And sing hallelujah to God evermore.