“After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven.” Rev. 4:1


Down from the heavens, the throne of God,                               Rev. 4:5-8
Come rumblings and thundering peals.
Each thunder clash,
And lightning flash,
The One on the throne reveals.
Around the throne four creatures are seen;
One strong like an ox, and
A lion of might,
An eagle in flight,
And one like the face of a man.
These heavenly creatures, each with six wings,
Are covered all over with eyes.
All day and night
With all of their might
Their voices unceasingly rise:

“Holy, Holy, Holy the Lord,
God Almighty is He.
He was, He is,
All future is His,
And He forever will be.”

Surrounding the throne are twenty-four thrones      Rev. 4:3-4, 9-11
Where twenty-four elders sit.
In white they’re clothed,
With crowns of gold;
The sevenfold lamp is lit.
The creatures give glory and honor and thanks;
With reverence repeat their intone.
Each elder falls down
And sets forth his crown;
An offering to Him on the throne.

“You are worthy our Lord and God,
All glory and honor are due,
All things You made,
Your will displayed,
All have their being in You.”

A seven sealed scroll in God’s right hand                                   Rev. 5:1
Has writing inside each seal.
I stood in awe
At what I saw,
For when opened each becomes real!

“Who is worthy to open the scroll?”                                          Rev. 5:2-7
The angels sought one of great worth.
I wept at the sight
Of the angels plight.
There’s none in heaven or earth.
One of the elders said, “Do not weep.
See the Lion of Judah’s tribe.”
From David’s root
Came forth a shoot,
“Triumphant”, he used to describe.
I looked and I saw the Lamb of God
Looking as if he’d been slain.
He came and He took
The seven sealed book
Preparing the world to reclaim.

The elders and creatures bow to the Lamb                                Rev. 5:8-10
With bowls of prayers of the saints.
With harps in hand,
A song began—
A new song they sang and gave thanks:

“You are worthy to take the scroll
And open the seven seals.
You purchased when slain,
Your blood did attain,
Men that your sacrifice heals.
From every language and people and tribe
You chose and gave them new birth.
From these, the least,
A kingdom of priests,
And they will reign on the earth.”

Many the angels who circle the throne;                          Rev. 5:11-12
Ten thousand times ten thousand strong.
“Amen”, say the four,
The elders adore,
The angels sing loudly with song:

“Power and wealth, wisdom and strength,
Worthy the Lamb who was slain.
Glory and praise,
We honor with yeas,
Forever we worship Your name.”

Then every creature in heaven and earth;                         Rev. 5:13-14
The angels, the elders, the four,
Both man and beast,
From greatest to least,
Together their praises outpour:

“Praise unto Him who sits on the throne!
We worship!  We honor the Lamb!
His glory we laud,
Extol and applaud,
Forever and ever, Amen! Amen!
Forever and ever, Amen!”


(For a continuation and the opening of the seven sealed scroll–read “The Scroll part 2 Horsemen Get Ready”)

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