Saturday, April 19, 2014

Worthy Is The Lamb

"After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. And all the angels stood round about the throne...and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshiped God, Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen." Revelation 7:9-12

Last evening we attended the Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert in the Tabernacle on Temple Square. The concert was the full performance of Handel's Messiah. It was superb in every way. It was so fitting for this Easter weekend. I always love the last song of the performance, Worthy is the Lamb That Was Slain. It is my very favorite song of the repertoire. Its text comes from the above scripture. The wording is a little different but it is perfect for this Easter weekend.
"Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, 
and hath redeemed us to God by His blood,
 to receive power, and riches, 
and wisdom, and strength, and honor,
 and glory, and blessing.
 Blessing and honor, glory and power,
 be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, 
and unto the Lamb, for ever and ever."
Handel's Messiah

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