The Lord Is Holy
DescriptionA hymn on the holiness of God from the series of hymns titled “The Lord Is”
LyricsThe Lord is holy, free from sin, unmatched in all His glory.
Before His throne angelic ones cry “Holy, Holy, Holy.”
His holiness does fill
His being, works, and will.
No eye can fully see
His holy majesty.
O who can stand before Him?
The Lord has welcomed sinful man into His sacred presence
By sending Christ, the Lamb of God, to bear His holy vengeance.
Through faith the Lord applies
This perfect sacrifice.
The Spirit now ensures
His people are made pure
That they might bring Him glory.
The Lord will show me, face to face, the fullness of His glory.
Before His throne I’ll join and sing “Lord, You alone are holy. ”
Since this great hope is sure,
I strive to be made pure;
Empowered by His grace
I will complete this race
And one day stand before Him.
Scripture ReferencesReference format: A.B.C where A = Hymn number, B = Stanza number, C = Line number
2.1.1a Leviticus 11:45 “For I am the LORD who brought you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God. You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.”
2.1.1b 1 John 1:5 “God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”
2.1.1c Exodus 15:11 “Who is like you, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?” 1 Samuel 2:2 “There is none holy like the LORD; there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God.”
2.1.2 Isaiah 6:1-3 “I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!’”
2.1.3-4 Psalm 145:17 “The LORD is righteous in all his ways and kind (or godly or holy) in all his works.”
2.1.5-6 Exodus 33:20 “[The LORD said,] you cannot see my face, for man shall not see me and live.”
2.1.7 Psalm 15:1 “O LORD, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill?”
2.2.1 Hebrews 10:19-22 “Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.”
2.2.2a John 1:29 “The next day [John the Baptist] saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, ‘Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!’”
2.2.2b 1 John 4:10 “In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” 1 Peter 2:24 “[Jesus] bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.”
2.2.3-4 Romans 3:23-25 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith.”
2.2.5 1 Corinthians 1:13-14 “In [Jesus] you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.”
2.2.6 Hebrews 9:14 “The blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, [will] purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.”
2.2.7 Titus 2:13-14 “Our blessed hope [is] the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.”
2.3.1 Revelation 22:3-4 “No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.” 2 Corinthains 3:18 “We all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.”
2.3.2 Revelation 5:11-12 “Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, ‘Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!’” Revelation 15:2-4 “And I saw … those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands. And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, ‘… you alone are holy.’”
2.3.3 Philippians 1:6 “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”
2.3.4 1 Timothy 4:7-10 “Train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance. For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God.” Hebrews 12:14 “Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.”
2.3.5 2 Timothy 1:9 “[The Lord] saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began.” 1 Peter 1:13,15 “Preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct.”
2.3.6 Hebrews 12:1-2 ” Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” Philippians 1:6 “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”
2.3.7 Revelation 7:9-10 ” After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’” Jude 24 “Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy…”