Lamb of God

I woke up with an old Twila Paris song in my head this morning… Early!! Lamb of God has always been one of my favorite songs of the Lenten season, and I still remember the first time I heard it. Back in 1988 or 1989, my dear friend was going to sing it for church, and I was to accompany her gorgeous and sultry alto voice. I have played it, or sung it, or accompanied it every year since then.

Your only Son, no sin to hide
But You have sent Him from Your side
To walk upon this guilty sod
And to be called the Lamb of God

Your gift of love they crucified
They laughed and scorned Him as He died
The humble King they named a fraud
And sacrificed the Lamb of God

Oh Lamb of God, sweet Lamb of God
I love the holy Lamb of God
Oh wash me in His precious blood
My Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God

I was so lost I should have died
But You have brought me to Your side
To be led by Your staff and rod
And to be called a Lamb of God

Oh wash me in His precious blood
My Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God

I’ve been reading and re-reading the fourth and fifth chapters of the Book of Revelation for a couple of weeks now to try to regain that sense of awe and wonder at the sheer power and majesty of God. The description of the Lamb standing at God’s right hand gets me every time. Only the slain Lamb of God is worthy to redeem us. Revelation 5:9-10…

“Worthy are you to take the scroll
and to open its seals,
for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God
from every tribe and language and people and nation,
and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God,
and they shall reign on the earth.”

I get very pensive during the Lenten season. It’s hard for me to imagine a gift of this magnitude. I spend the 40 days of Lent pondering these and other scriptures trying to fathom a Love so great. Practicing and playing songs that seem dark and sad as we walk the road to the cross. Oh, but Easter morning is coming!!!

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