The saints throughout the centuries

The saints throughout the centuries
Have praised the Lord that He,
The Lamb of God, has saved us,
From sin has set us free;
Yet scarcely for the Lion
Have we yet sounded praise,
Though oft for our redemption
We’ve all our voices raised.
John wept as he considered
That none the right did own
The scroll to take and open,
God’s myst’ry to make known;
No, none on earth nor heaven,
Nor universe around—
And we, too, would be weeping
If none were worthy found.
The universe, mysterious,
Would be in darkness still,
Could none break through to open
The scroll, to show God’s will;
But, lo, the worthy Lion
Of Judah hath prevailed
The seven seals to open,
And have the scroll unveiled.
No longer now in darkness
God’s secret is enclosed,
But to our inner vision
It’s open, full, disclosed;
Our hearts are for this purpose,
Our lives are for His plan;
And for this revelation
We praise the Lion-Lamb!
The four-and-twenty elders
All fall before that sight.
The living creatures praise Him,
Who rest not, day nor night.
So let us join their praises
To Him who loosed God’s plan;
We’ll lift with theirs our voices
To praise the Lion-Lamb!

Arlington, TX

We, too, would be weeping if none were found worthy to open the scroll to make known God’s mystery—the universe would be in darkness. But praise the Lion-Lamb, the only One worthy to open the scroll, who prevailed to open the seven seals and reveal God’s will! Our hearts are for THIS purpose, our lives are for HIS plan! For this revelation we praise the Lion-Lamb!