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. Revelation 5:6

Introduction

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John B. Dykes
(1823–1876)

Words: C. Stew­art Cal­ver­ley, in The Ev­an­ge­li­cal Hym­nal with Tunes, ed­it­ed by Charles C. Hall & Si­gis­mond La­sar (New York: A. S. Barnes, 1880), num­ber 160.

Music: Alms­giv­ing (Dykes) John B. Dykes, in the mu­sic­al ed­i­tion of The Ho­ly Year, 1865 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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C. Stewart Calverley
(1831–1884)

Lyrics

Sovereign of Heav’n, who didst prevail
O’er death, and with Thy life-blood dye
The path by which we hope to scale
Yon starry sky.

Look down in mercy from Thy throne
At God’s right hand, O Lord, and see
Us who are lingering here alone,
Orphaned of Thee.

Hear us, O Christ, for we were born
Out of the travail of Thy soul;
When by the spear Thy side was torn
To make us whole.

Thy toils and anguish at an end,
Thou wearest now a glorious crown:
The hour is come; send, Savior, send
Thy Spirit down.