And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; and hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
This first verse and chorus of this energetic praise song reflect Revelation 5:5-10.
Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
The first verse and the first half of the chorus describe the setting of verse 12; the second half of the chorus draws from Revelation’s wording.
The Earth Shall Be Filled with the Glory of the Lord (Revelation 5:1-5) (1998) Jeff Millenson | Popularized by Liberated Wailing Wall Amazon
You Are Worthy (Revelation 5:1-9) (1997) Michael Card | Popularized by Michael Card Lyrics | Amazon
What dazzling Glories strike mine Eye! (Revelation 5:5-7) James Relly Lyrics
You’re the Lion of Judah (Revelation 5:5-10) (2010) Popularized by Paul Wilbur Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon