Worthy Is The Lamb

Just finished a new song for Sunday. It centers on the atonement, so I will be introducing it at Passion Week Friday (today) at OurPlaceChurch. I consciously avoided phrases that might over emphasize penal substitution, favoring a more Christus Victor approach, while also reclaiming and reframing some ideas such as ransom. I also borrowed a couple lines from the hymn "This Is My Father's World". One of my favorites.

Here are the lyrics.


Angels all around, worship and fall down, “Worthy Is The Lamb”
We join in their praise, our voices we raise, “Worthy Is The Lamb”
Though tempted as we, yet sinless was He, “Worthy Is The Lamb”
Unblemished and pure, Sin’s double cure, “Worthy Is The Lamb”
Once for all, He was slain. He bore the cross, He scorned it’s shame

CHORUS
OH, Oh Happy Day! Christ is risen from the grave
OH, Oh Happy Day! Jesus washed our sins away

Risen from the grave, each of us to save, “Worthy Is The Lamb”
The victory is won, He gave his only son, “Worthy Is The Lamb”
All of nature sings, and all around us rings, “Worthy Is The Lamb”
His hands the wonders wrought, I rest me in this thought, “Worthy Is The Lamb”
Once for all, He was slain. Now He lives, now He reigns

OH, Oh Happy Day! Christ is risen from the grave
OH, Oh Happy Day! Jesus washed our sins away

His glory was shown, His Kingdom has grown, Creation atoned, By death overthrown
He rolled away the stone, He ransomed His own, He reigns on the throne

Worthy is the Lamb, Worthy Is The Lamb, Worthy Is The Lamb

4 comments:

Gorian said...

Amazing Ken. I put this song on level with Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman.

Ken said...

Wow, thanks! That's high praise! I think it was Tom Petty who once said that God has already written all of the songs, and He just gives them to us.

Gorian said...

I agree... But it takes talent and drive to take a song from an idea and give it form and sing it well.

Scooby Rules said...

Love the song and the Tom Petty quote was awesome