Scripture Verse

You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because You were slain, and with Your blood You purchased men for God. Revelation 5:9

Introduction

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Johnson Oatman, Jr.
1856–1922

Words: John­son Oat­man, Jr., 1898. See also Wort­hy Is the Lamb (Oat­man).

Music: George C. Hugg (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Adoration of the Lamb
Albrecht Dürer
1471–1528

Lyrics

Worthy is the Lamb, the hosts of Hea­ven sing,
As be­fore the throne they make His prais­es ring;
Worthy is the Lamb the book to op­en wide,
Worthy is the Lamb who once was cru­ci­fied.

Refrain

Oh, this bleed­ing Lamb, oh, this bleed­ing Lamb,
Oh, this dy­ing Lamb, He was found wor­thy;
Oh, this bleed­ing Lamb, oh, this bleed­ing Lamb,
Oh, this dy­ing Lamb, He was found wor­thy.

Worthy is the Lamb, who shed His pre­cious blood
To re­store a world to hap­pi­ness and God;
When no eye could pi­ty and no arm could save,
Jesus for our ran­som, Him­self freely gave.

Refrain

Worthy is the Lamb, the bleed­ing sac­ri­fice
Who for Ad­am’s race paid such a fear­ful price;
Worthy is the Lamb, the Pas­chal Lamb of God,
For the world re­ceived
Redemption thro’ His blood.

Refrain

Worthy is the Lamb, let men and an­gels sing,
Worthy is the Lamb, let hal­le­lu­jahs ring;
And when life is past, up­on the gold­en shore,
Worthy is the Lamb, we’ll shout for­ev­er­more.

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