Sunday, April 17, 2011

Worthy Is The Lamb, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

The Lord has done it! And He deserves all the praise! Worthy is the Lamb!

During worship

God has brought The Brooklyn Tabernacle from a handful of members (in a small rundown building in a difficult area), to a congregation of more than 10,000 weekly worshipers.

Pastor Cymbala has been used by the Lord not only to preach the Gospel in the inner city of New York, but also to see new churches grow out of the congregation across New York, as well as domestically and internationally. The ministry of the Church has from the outset reached out to the cross-cultural melting pot of New York City. It is comprised of men, women, and children of all ethnic and national origins.

Pastor Jim's wife Carol, directs the popular Grammy Award winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.

Although the Choir is composed of vocally untrained church members, it has been used by the Lord to present the love of God all over the world. The 285-voice choir has recorded three videos, three DVDs, and numerous albums, winning six Grammy Awards.

“The choir represents all different walks of life and every kind of sin,” Pastor Cymbala says. “You name it and we have someone who has been saved out of it, standing next to another one who has grown up in the church.”

I first heard 'Worthy Is The Lamb' over 15 years ago, sung in person by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir who came to our church.

What an amazing history! God is truly worthy of our praise!

During choir practice

Verse 1)
Thank you for the cross Lord
thank you for the price You paid
bearing all my sin and shame
in love You came, and gave amazing grace!

Verse 2)
Thank you for this love Lord
thank you for the nail-pierced hands
washed me in Your cleansing flow,
now all I know, your forgiveness and embrace!!


Worthy is the Lamb! seated on the throne
(we) crown You now with many crowns
you reign victorious!
High and lifted up
Jesus son of God
the Treasure of heaven crucified
worthy is the Lamb
worthy is the Lamb

Worthy is the Lamb! seated on the throne
(we) crown You now with many crowns
You reign victorious!

High and lifted up
Jesus son of God
the Treasure of heaven crucified
worthy is the lamb

worthy is the lamb

Supporting Scriptures:
"Therefore God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Philippians 2:5-11

"He [Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him [Jesus] to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross." Colossians 1: 15-20

"For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods." Psalm 96: 4
"I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies." 2 Samuel 22: 4

"Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom." Psalm 145: 3

"No one is like you, O LORD; you are great, and your name is mighty in power." Jeremiah 10: 6

1 comment:

  1. I love the music of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, and have many of their CD's. Also have a read a number of books by Pastor Cymbala and one by his wife Carol - He's Been Faithful. God has done mighty things through these two individuals. Thanks so much for sharing. ~ Abby