Lamb Life

Fits tune: Mannheim

(One tune to 'lead us, heavenly Father, lead us')


Lamb of God, sins of the world took

You in love us not forsook

Offering, sacrifice, salvation

Provided for each nation

For none other could atone sure

To redeem us evermore


Cleansing flow that brings forgiveness

You come to us, and us bless

Body broken, your blood shed forth

Reaches to east, west, south, north

Here be relief, here be comfort

For you thus our souls have sought


Communion commemorates

Of your grace that ne'er abates

Bread and wine in symbols simple

Made life unto all you call

Eating, drinking, here our fine fare

At your table all may share


From your riches you became poor

To lead us to heavenly shore

No salvation have we besides

But your gospel brings good tides (tidings)

Your life given that we may live

We you worship, praises give


Peace with God now for mankind made

For Christ He the price has paid

Of our sins, though He the sinless

One, our Saviour, we confess

Graces, favours, every good thing

In your love you each one bring




  • orchidee

    In the original I know, it's 'Lone and dreary, faint and weary / Through the desert Thou didst go'.
    In this clip it's 'Tempted, taunted, yet undaunted / ....'

  • Candlewitch

    I agree...symbolic! a good write!

    *hugs, Cat

    • orchidee

      Thanks C. A short theological write for ya there too - a mini-sermon?! Though I don't want to be mistaken for one Vicar, who could be a grouch! Someone got 'heretical' and played a ram's horn - real one - in a music group, without his permission! lol. oohh.

      • Candlewitch

        LOL! that must have been fun to experience, lol!

        *hugs again, Cat

      • Heather T

        Your work is always so beautiful. I love that you honor our Lord with your gifts!

        • orchidee

          Thanks H.

        • Confused kid

          Nice piece

          • orchidee

            Thanks kid.

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            Thanks STEVE for sharing a great hymn and an equally great poem from your quill or are you now using a PC ?
            The Communion Service is very important because each time we participate we affirm our Faith in the Atoning Death of Christ as our only means of Salvation & Eternal Life ~ OK The BIBLE does not teach TRANSUBSTANTIATION it simply teaches that the BREAD represents the BODY of CHRIST and that the WINE represents the BLOOD of CHRIST ! We look back to CALVARY ~ We look around to the Fellowship Communicants have in CHRIST and we look forward to the Second Coming of CHRIST ~ AMEN Thanks for caring and Sharing ~ BRIAN

            • orchidee

              Thanks Brian. I pencil out the poems first, then type them up as I go along (one per day for MPS).
              Oohh I can't say trans-wotsit if I have too much Communion wine! Some places have fruit juice - that's not heretical though. It's a serious and reverent service, with joy too, as we know. Yet I'm gonna dash to a church that has sherry instead of wine! I will get excomm-wotsit!

            • orchidee

              AWW, I was not actually at that service, Candlewitch. I heard about that ram's horn, and stifled a laugh until I got outside the church!
              We may laugh, but the guy was grouchy. Well, it can happen if leaders think that THEY own the church! doh! The guy got somewhat better - 'he's 'better now', well he's 'gone now' anyway. But we could have said 'Hello Revd Smug'.

            • Goldfinch60

              Good write once more.

              • orchidee

                Thanks G/F. Hide that Communion.....sherry (?) in case I ever visit your way! heehee.

                • Goldfinch60

                  If you come to my Church there is no alcohol, we are Methodists.

                • Nicholas Browning

                  Spirituality is not for everyone. That being said, it would take a fool not to recognize talent when one sees it. The style is of a modernized old English format, which is nice to see. The conjunctions might be hard to make out for the untrained eye, but I see them clearly. Well done, 9/10.
                  These poems and praises remind me of my uncle. That man has got an itch that can only be soothed by the Lord.

                  • orchidee

                    Thanks N. You may wish, as some do, to read my poems from the 'poetic merits' angle, maybe without bringing in the 'spiritual' aspect of them. I realise there can be imagery, metaphors, conjunctions as you say, etc, at times, in this type of writing. I aim to explain things where I can, but not paraphrase the originals too much. Or at least not to paraphrase to the extent where it becomes 'trashy' and loses its original meaning.

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