Now to the Lamb that once was slain

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: LEA
Published in 39 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Now to the Lamb that once was slain
Be endless blessings paid;
Salvation, glory, joy, remain
For ever on His head!

2 Thou hast redeemed our souls with Blood,
Has set the prisoners free,
Hast made us kings and priests to God,
And we shall reign with Thee.

Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #165

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Now to the Lamb that once was slain
Title: Doxology
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Now to the Lamb that once was slain. Part of "Behold the glories of the Lamb," p. 128, ii. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



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A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Social Religious Meetings and for Private Devotions. 7th ed. #74Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the use of social religious meetings, and for private devotions 2d ed. #194Page Scan
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Better Than Pearls: sacred songs expressly adapted for gospel meetings #144Page Scan
Christian Hymns to be used by the Children of God. 2nd ed. #d136
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #165Page Scan
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #165TextPage Scan
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Glad Tidings: a collection of new hymns and music, designed for sabbath schools, anniversary meetings, home circles, &c. #119dPage Scan
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #385Text
Hymns and Tunes: for those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. #535Page Scan
Hymns for the Camp. (3rd ed. rev. and enl.) #150Page Scan
Hymns for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, by the Authority of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania #163Page Scan
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d740
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d295
Millennial Harp: designed for meetings on the second coming Christ (Improved ed.) #C110Page Scan
Millennial Harp: or, Second Advent Hymns: designed for the meetings on the second coming of Christ #M110Page Scan
Musica Sacra: or, Springfield and Utica Collections United: consisting of Psalm and hymn tunes, anthems, and chants (2nd revised ed.) #70Page Scan
New Starry Crown for the Sabbath School #d39
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Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #244Page Scan
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The Children's Hymnal with Tunes #113bPage Scan
The Christian Lyre #d272
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #499Page Scan
The Harp #349Page Scan
The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #385Page Scan
The Hymns from the Children's Hymnal; with a Service, for Sunday Schools #d151
The Jubilee Harp: a choice selection of psalmody, ancient and modern, designed for use in public and social worship #209Page Scan
The Polyphonic; or Juvenile Choralist; containing a great variety of music and hymns, both new & old, designed for schools and youth #107bPage Scan
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #265Page Scan
The Union Singing Book: arranged for and adapted to the Sunday school union hymn book #103cPage Scan
The Vestry Hymn and Tune Book #d324
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