Is He Worthy? A Song for Resurrection Sunday

Andrew Peterson has given the church another powerful song to celebrate the exaltation of the Lord Jesus Christ. This call-and-response song is based on John’s vision in Revelation of the One who is worthy to break the seal and open the scroll (Revelation 5). In fact, the book of Revelation gives us one of the most clear and stunning pictures of the deity and centrality of Jesus in all of Scripture.

As we look around at the brokenness and darkness in the world that sees to be growing by the day, may this song remind us of the glory, power, wisdom, and goodness of our triune God, the salvation He accomplished, and the promise that He is making all things new.


Do you feel the world is broken? (We do)
Do you feel the shadows deepen? (We do)
But do you know that all the dark won’t stop the light from getting through? (We do)
Do you wish that you could see it all made new? (We do)

Is all creation groaning? (It is)
Is a new creation coming? (It is)
Is the glory of the Lord to be the light within our midst? (It is)
Is it good that we remind ourselves of this? (It is)

Is anyone worthy? 
Is anyone whole?
Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll?
The Lion of Judah who conquered the grave
He is David’s root and the Lamb who died to ransom the slave

Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
Of all blessing and honor and glory
Is He worthy of this?
He is

Does the Father truly love us? (He does)
Does the Spirit move among us? (He does)
And does Jesus, our Messiah hold forever those He loves? (He does)
Does our God intend to dwell again with us? (He does)

Is anyone worthy? 
Is anyone whole?
Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll?
The Lion of Judah who conquered the grave
He is David’s root and the Lamb who died to ransom the slave
From every people and tribe
Every nation and tongue
He has made us a kingdom and priests to God
To reign with the Son

Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
Of all blessing and honor and glory
Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
Is He worthy of this?
He is!
Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
He is!
He is!

Songwriters: Andrew Peterson / Ben Shive

Is He Worthy? lyrics © The Bicycle Music Company, Music Services, Inc

(For those of you who are new to Andrew Peterson’s work, The Gospel Coalition has posted a helpful guide to his music.)

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