|Composer:||Pauline Michael Mills (1963)|
|Incipit:||55351 16155 65323|
|Key:||A♭ Major/B♭ Major|
|Copyright:||© 1963, 1975 renewed 1991 by Fred Bock Music Company.|
WORTHY is a simple chorus that is best sung unaccompanied and in harmony performance tempos on this song vary immensely, but bear in mind that it must not be rushed. Keep one pulse per measure. The song must convey a sense of dignity, awe, and majesty. It is common in the tradition of Scripture singing to repeat such a chorus. It is also common to add more stanzas. Here is one example:
You are worthy, you are worthy,
you are worthy, O Lord!
You are worthy to receive glory, glory and honor and power:
for you have redeemed us,
from all tribes and nations,
for you purchased us with your blood, to be your servants, ruling creation; you are worthy, 0 Lord!
-Revelation 4: 11a; 5: 9-10; vers. Bert Polman, 1987
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987