Worthy Is the Lamb

Worthy is the Lamb, the hosts of heaven sing

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Worthy is the Lamb, the hosts of Heaven sing]
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1 "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."

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.

2 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. [Chorus]

3 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." [Chorus]

4 "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. [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #97

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Worthy is the Lamb, the hosts of heaven sing
Title: Worthy Is the Lamb
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, this bleeding Lamb
Copyright: Public Domain



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