Worthy is the Lamb, the hosts of heaven sing

Worthy is the Lamb, the hosts of heaven sing

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Worthy is the Lamb, the hosts of Heaven sing]
Published in 10 hymnals

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Representative Text

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 for us died."

Jesus, Lamb of God,
Oh, Jesus, Lamb of God,
Our precious Lamb of God,
All praise to Him alone!

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’ life for us He freely gave. [Refrain]

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 is saved through His dear blood. [Refrain]

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 forevermore." [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11301

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
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: O, this bleeding Lamb



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Instances (1 - 10 of 10)
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Hymns of Glorious Praise #d474

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Hymns of the Christian Life. No. 3 #37

Hymns of the Christian Life. Rev. ed. #d547

Hymns of the Christian Life. Rev. ed. #110

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Light in the Valley #97

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Melodies of Praise #160


The Cyber Hymnal #7633


The Cyber Hymnal #11301

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