Text: 1 Chronicles 21
Hymn: 438, A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth
Kretzmann Commentary: Revelation
Bonus Bumper: Hank Williams, Angel of Death
Two lessons in 1 Chronicles 21: first, when you count your blessings, don’t do it to puff yourself up and prove how mighty you are, and second, most importantly, that our God is a good and gracious God, even when we have earned his wrath.
Anna Baseley and Kantor Jacob Weber join us again. I sent them some background vocals, and John Baseley mixed it all together. We hope you enjoy it.
Text: © 1941 Concordia Publishing House
Podcast under OneLicense.Net A-718131.
Setting from Lutheran Service Book © 2006 Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission.
A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth
- A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth,
The guilt of sinners bearing
And, laden with the sins of earth,
None else the burden sharing;
Goes patient on, grows weak and faint,
To slaughter led without complaint,
That spotless life to offer,
He bears the stripes, the wounds, the lies,
The mockery, and yet replies,
“All this I gladly suffer.”
- This Lamb is Christ, the soul’s great friend,
The Lamb of God, our Savior,
Whom God the Father chose to send
To gain for us His favor.
“Go forth, My Son,” the Father said,
“And free My children from their dread
Of guilt and condemnation.
The wrath and stripes are hard to bear,
But by Your passion they will share
The fruit of Your salvation.”
- “Yes, Father, yes, most willingly
I’ll bear what You command Me.
My will conforms to Your decree,
I’ll do what You have asked Me.”
O wondrous Love, what have You done!
The Father offers up His Son,
Desiring our salvation.
O Love, how strong You are to save!
You lay the One in to the grave
Who built the earth’s foundation.
- Lord, when Your glory I shall see
And taste Your kingdom’s pleasure,
Your blood my royal robe shall be,
My joy beyond all measure!
When I appear before Your throne,
Your righteousness shall be your crown;
With these I need not hide me.
And there, in garments richly wrought,
As Your own bride shall we be brought
To stand in joy beside You.