1 Blessing and honor and glory and power,
wisdom and riches and strength evermore,
be to the Lamb who our battle has won,
whose are the kingdom, the crown, and the throne.
2 Let all the heavens sound forth Jesus' name;
let all the earth sing his glory and fame.
Ocean and mountain, stream, forest, and flower
echo these praises and tell of God's power.
3 Ever ascending the song and the joy,
ever descending the love from on high;
blessing and honor and glory and praise:
this is the theme of the hymns that we raise.
4 Give we the glory and praise to the Lamb;
take we the robe and the harp and the palm;
sing we the song of the Lamb that was slain,
dying in weakness but rising to reign.
|First Line:||Blessing and honor and glory and power|
|Title:||Blessing and Honor|
|Author:||Horatius Bonar (1866, alt.)|
|Topic:||Adoration; Christian Year: Reign of Christ; Christ's Return and Judgment(2 more...)|
|Name:||O QUANTA QUALIA|
|Source:||Paris Antiphoner, 1681; harm. La Feillée’s Méthode du plain-chant, 1808|
Fittingly titled “The Song of the Lamb” by its author, this hymn is a paraphrase and expansion of Revelation 5:12. It is set here to a resonant French tune of a kind that flourished in the transition from the older chant style to the harmonies and rhythms of modern hymns.
|Audio recording:||Audio (MP3)|