| Who has believed our
and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by men,
a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering.
Like one from whom men hide their faces
he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Surely he took up our infirmities
and carried our sorrows,
yet we considered him stricken by God,
smitten by him, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before her shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.
By oppression and judgment he was taken away.
And who can speak of his descendants?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
for the transgression of my people he was stricken.
He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
nor was any deceit in his mouth.
Yet it was the LORD's will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
and though the LORD makes his life a guilt offering,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand.
11 After the suffering of his soul,
he will see the light of life and be satisfied;
by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many,
and he will bear their iniquities.
Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,
and he will divide the spoils with the strong,
because he poured out his life unto death,
and was numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sin of many,
and made intercession for the transgressors.
Isaiah 53, 1 - 12
| The next day John
saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God,
who takes away the sin of the world!
John 1, 29
| Then I saw a Lamb,
looking as if it had been slain, standing in the center of the throne,
encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. He had seven
horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out
into all the earth. 7He came and took the scroll from the right hand
of him who sat on the throne.
Revelation 5, 6
| In a loud voice they
"Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and praise!"
Revelation 5, 12
| After this I looked
and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count,
from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the
throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and
were holding palm branches in their hands.
And they cried out in a loud voice:
"Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to
Revelation 7, 9 - 10
| I answered, "Sir,
And he said, "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation;
they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the
Therefore, "they are before the throne of God
and serve him day and night in his temple;
and he who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them.
Never again will they hunger;
never again will they thirst.
The sun will not beat upon them, nor any scorching heat.
For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd;
he will lead them to springs of living water.
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."
Revelation 7, 14 - 17
| ...and sang the song
of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb:
"Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty.
Just and true are your ways, King of the ages.
Who will not fear you, O Lord, and bring glory to your name?
For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you,
for your righteous acts have been revealed."
Revelation 15, 3 - 4
| 7Let us rejoice and
be glad and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself
Then the angel said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those who are
invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!' " And he added, "These
are the true words of God."
Revelation 19, Verse 7 + 9
| Ich bin durch die
und die Welt ist schön und groß;
und doch ziehtet meine Verlangen
mich weit von der Erde los.
Ich habe die Menschen gesehen,
und sie suchen spät und früh.
Sie schaffen, sie kommen und gehen,
und ihr Leben ist Arbeit und Müh.
Sie suchen, was sie nicht finden
in Liebe und Ehre und Glück,
und sie kommen belastet mit Sünden
und unbefriedigt zurück.
Es ist eine Ruh' vorhanden
für das arme, müde Herz.
Sagt es laut in allen Landen:
Hier ist gestillet der Schmerz!
Es ist eine Ruh' gefunden
für alle fern und nah:
In des Gottes Lammes Wunden
am Kreuze auf Golgatha!
Eleonore Fürstin Reuß (1825 - 1903)
Melodie: Karl Kuhlo 1885
Ausgabe für die Evangelisch-Lutherischen Kirchen in Bayern und