“Blest Be the Lamb” by Sojourn

Sojourn Community Church is a nondenominational multicampus church in Kentucky that has a thriving music ministry. Out of it has come nine albums, which can be purchased on the church’s music site, or wherever tunes are sold. Here’s just one of many tracks of theirs that engage the Jesus question. Its answer? The Lamb of God, who was slain for us—a metaphor with roots growing all the way back to the Hebrew scriptures.

Grunewald's Crucifixion (Lamb of God)

Matthias Grünewald, Crucifixion (detail), from the Isenheim Altarpiece, 1512-16.

LYRICS:

When I can read my title clear
To mansions beyond this life,
I’ll bid farewell to every fear
And wipe my weeping eyes.

Then I will bathe my weary soul
In seas of heav’nly rest,
And not a wave of trouble will roll
Across my peaceful breast.

Blest be the Lamb, my dearest Lord,
Who bought me with his blood
And quenched his Father’s flaming sword
In his own vital flood.

Should earth a war against me wage
And hellish darts be hurled,
Then I can laugh at Satan’s rage
And face a frowning world.

The Lamb, he freed my captive soul
From Satan’s heavy chains
And sent the lion down to howl
Where hell and horror reign.

Let cares like a deluge come
And storms of sorrow fall.
May I but safely reach my home,
My God, my heav’n, my all!

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