Worthy the Lamb of boundless sway

Worthy the Lamb of boundless sway

Author: Walter Shirley
Tune: SHOEL (13351)
Published in 68 hymnals

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1 Worthy the Lamb of boundless sway,
In earth and heaven the Lord of all!
Let all the powers of earth obey,
And low before his footstool fall.

2 Higher, still higher swell the strain;
Creation's voice the note prolong!
Jesus, the Lamb, shall ever reign:
Let hallelujahs crown the song.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #239

Author: Walter Shirley

Walter Shirley was born in 1725. He was the friend of Whitefield and Wesley. After preaching with great success in England, he received the living of Loughrea, Ireland, where he continued to exercise his ministry for many years. His last sickness was of a lingering character, and it is related of him that when no longer able to leave his house he used to preach, seated in his chair in his drawing room, to many who gladly assembled to hear. He died in 1786. He published one volume of sermons and two poems. --Annotations of the Hymnal by The Rev. Charles L. Hutchins, M.A. (1872).… Go to person page >

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First Line: Worthy the Lamb of boundless sway
Author: Walter Shirley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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