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
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.
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.