Every Tribe, Language, People and Nation

Updated: Jul 18, 2020

Revelation 5 (Click here to read the whole passage.)


9 And they sang a new song, saying:


“You are worthy to take the scroll

and to open its seals,

because you were slain,

and with your blood you purchased for God

persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.

10 You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God,

and they will reign on the earth.”





One of my favourite parts of being a musician is the friendships I’ve made over the years with colleagues in the industry. This week I got to do a song swap with my fellow “musical sister” Amy Savin, and I chose her song “Unveiled (All Will See).” Check out the glorious picture painted by the lyrics in the chorus:


“All will see who You are

The unveiled God, so beautiful

All will know what You’re like

Love poured out through sacrifice

All the world will see, all the world know

You, the risen King, are so beautiful!”


It reminds me of the scene described in Revelation 5 in the throne room of God:


9 And they sang a new song, saying:


“You are worthy to take the scroll

and to open its seals,

because you were slain,

and with your blood you purchased for God

persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.

10 You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God,

and they will reign on the earth.”


11 Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. 12 In a loud voice they were saying:


“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,

to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength

and honor and glory and praise!”