Dear friends,

In my last letter we thought about the sobering topic of death and how to ‘die well.’

How good to know that in Heaven ‘God will wipe away every tear from their eyes’.

“We Have A Lamb” is a beautiful song which picks up on this theme which I only recently came across. It is by the hugely talented Glen Scrivener, husband of Emma Sloan, originally from our own congregation.

It began life as a meditation on Revelation 7:17. It then became a poem which was picked up by The Gospel Coalition.

Phil Moore saw it and put a tune to it. Then David Gibson arranged it for strings and singers. Finally, Kezia Hulse added some animations, and Max Paterson made the video. (CCLI number: 7154491). I love it, and hope you do too.

Big blessings from Frank

LYRICS

For mistakes we can’t forget
and the sins that still beset…
We have a Lamb.

For our fraught and anxious realm,
for the fears that overwhelm…
We have a throne.

We sing worthy, worthy is the Lamb
Who was slain for the world —
Royal arms unfurled.
We sing glory, glory to the Christ:
Your cross — our Fountain of Life.

For our lost and lonely hearts,
for our gnarled and tangled paths…
We have a Shepherd.

For our dry and listless souls
and our thirst for being whole…
We have a Stream.

We sing worthy, worthy is the Lamb
Who was slain for the world —
Royal arms unfurled.
We sing glory, glory to the Christ:
Your cross — our Fountain of Life.

For regret and ravaged years,
for all sweet and bitter tears…
We have a Father.

For our treks through burning sands,
To our home in promised lands,
This hope till all is done:
Our God the three-in-one.

We sing worthy, worthy is the Lamb
Who was slain for the world —
Royal arms unfurled.
We sing glory, glory to the Christ:
Your cross — our Fountain of Life.