209Revelation 5:6-14CM
BEHOLD the glories of the Lamb
   Amidst His Father’s throne;
Prepare new honours for His name
    And songs before unknown.
2  Eternal Father, who shall look
    Into Thy secret will?
Who but the Son shall take that book,
    And open every seal?
3  He shall fulfil Thy great decrees,
    The Son deserves it well;
Lo! in His hand the sovereign keys
    Of Heaven, and death, and hell.
4  Now to the Lamb that once was slain,
    Be endless blessings paid;
Salvation, glory, joy, remain
    For ever on Thy head.
5  Thou hast redeemed our souls with blood,
    Hast set the prisoners free;
Hast made us kings and priests to God,
    And we shall reign with Thee.
6  The worlds of nature and of grace
    Are put beneath Thy power;
Then shorten these delaying days,
    And bring the promised hour!
Isaac Watts, 1674-1748