In the Silence of Beginning
(The Lamb, Eternal, Slain)

by Chris Juby

Lyrics Chords

Lyrics

In the silence of beginning
Spoke the love prepared to pay
So the wellspring of creation
Was the Lamb, eternal, slain
In the glory of the Godhead
As the universe was made
Was the promise of redemption
In the Lamb, eternal, slain

From the blood of righteous Abel
As the world gave way to hate
Every sin cried out for vengeance
For the Lamb, eternal, slain
By the code of temple worship
Sacrifice of blood was made
In that sacrifice, the shadow
Of the Lamb, eternal, slain

On the cross, in desolation
As he bore our sins away
Hear his prayer “Father, forgive them”
See the Lamb, eternal, slain
Through his blood we have forgiveness
For he died to take our place
Death itself has been defeated
By the Lamb, eternal, slain

Now alive in risen glory
Though the wounds of love remain
Holding out the Father’s mercy
Know the Lamb, eternal, slain
When that final kingdom trumpet
Heralds his triumphant reign
We will worship him forever
Hail the Lamb, eternal, slain

We will worship him forever
We will worship him forever
We will worship him forever
Christ the Lamb, eternal, slain

Lyrics Chords

Chords

Recommended keys: D

D  G  Bm  A

       D            A  Bm
In the silence of beginning
          G                D
Spoke the love prepared to pay
       G             Bm
So the wellspring of creation
        A      A/C#    D
Was the Lamb, eternal, slain
       G            Bm
In the glory of the Godhead
       G            D
As the universe was made
        G            Bm 
Was the promise of redemption
       A      A/C#    D
In the Lamb, eternal, slain

         D                  A Bm
From the blood of righteous A-bel
       G                 D
As the world gave way to hate
      G                 Bm
Every sin cried out for vengeance
        A      A/C#    D
For the Lamb, eternal, slain
       G              Bm
By the code of temple worship
      G                D
Sacrifice of blood was made
        G              Bm
In that sacrifice, the shadow
       A      A/C#    D
Of the Lamb, eternal, slain

       D             A Bm
On the cross, in desolation
      G              D
As he bore our sins away
         G                  Bm
Hear his prayer “Father, forgive them”
        A      A/C#    D
See the Lamb, eternal, slain
            G                Bm
Through his blood we have forgiveness
       G                D
For he died to take our place
        G               Bm
Death itself has been defeated
       A      A/C#    D
By the Lamb, eternal, slain

     D             A  Bm
Now alive in risen glory
           G                D
Though the wounds of love remain
        G                Bm
Holding out the Father’s mercy
         A      A/C#    D
Know the Lamb, eternal, slain
          G             Bm
When that final kingdom trumpet
        G              D
Heralds his triumphant reign
        G              Bm
We will worship him forever
         A      A/C#    D
Hail the Lamb, eternal, slain

        G              Bm
We will worship him forever
        A              D/F#
We will worship him forever
        G              Bm
We will worship him forever
           A      A/C#    D
Christ the Lamb, eternal, slain
		

© 2009 Chris Juby
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A contemporary hymn telling the story of 'the Lamb, eternal, slain' through the whole of salvation history.

The verses are in 87.87D meter, meditating on Christ's atoning work in four scenes: Creation, the history of Israel, the Cross, and eternal glory. The tune has a Celtic feel, written to present the lyrics clearly and reverently.

I completed the hymn in 2009, and recorded it for my 2014 EP 'Songs of Everlasting Hope'.

Notes for Worship Leaders

Very straightforward for a congregation to sing. I don't often use the outro.

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