Thou art worthy, Thou art worthyParaphraser: Pauline M. Mills (1963)
Tune: WORTHY (Mills)
Published in 21 hymnals
Audio files: MIDI
|First Line:||Thou art worthy, Thou art worthy|
|Title:||You are Worthy|
|Paraphraser:||Pauline M. Mills (1963)|
|Copyright:||© 1963, 1975, Fred Bock Music Co.|
st. = Rev. 4:11
Based on Revelation 4: 11, "You Are Worthy" is a setting of one of several doxologies recorded in God's revelation to the apostle John on the island of Patmos. This doxology is sung by the twenty-four elders gathered around God's throne. Usually taken to be representatives of all of God's people, these elders lay their crowns before the throne as a sign of their submission to God's rule and then burst into song, praising God for his creative acts. A similar "You are worthy. . ." occurs in Revelation 5 (233, st. 2)–a doxology praising the Lamb's redemptive acts.
Pauline Michael Mills (b. Portland, IN, 1898) drew the versification almost verbatim from the King James Version in 1963. She reported that she composed the tune "on the spot" at a church meeting "somewhere in Oregon." The song was published in the chorus book Asaph Praise (1964), and the language was cast into more modern English in Hymns for Today’s Church (1982), along with minor adjustments in the music. These revisions were adopted for publication in the Psalter Hymnal.
A graduate of the L.I.F.E. Bible School, Mills became an ordained minister in the Foursquare International Church. She served as a music director and exhorter in various churches and traveled widely, ministering to women's groups. Mills has written over three hundred Scripture songs and love songs, some of which were published in Asaph Psalter (1970).
As a doxology or acclamation; as a frame around another song (for example, the Te Deum, 504).
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988
|Instances (1 - 18 of 18)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|African American Heritage Hymnal #119||Thou Art Worthy||Thou art worthy, Thou art worthy||[Thou art worthy, Thou art worthy]||Pauline M. Mills, 1898-1995||Revelation 5:12; Revelation 5:9; Revelation 4:11||2001||God | Worthiness|
|Baptist Hymnal 2008 #23||Thou Art Worthy||Thou art worthy, Thou art worthy||THOU ART WORTHY||Pauline M. Mills||Irregular meter||Revelation 5:9; Revelation 4:11||2008||Adoration | ; Worship | ; Praise, Adoration, Worship, Exaltation of God ||
|Bread of Life Scripture Songs #2||Thou Art Worthy||Thou art worthy, Thou art worthy, Thou art worthy, O Lord||Pauline M. Mills||Revelation 4:11||1979|
|Chalice Hymnal #114||Thou Art Worthy||Thou art worthy, thou art worthy, thou art worthy, O Lord||WORTHY||Pauline Michael Mills||Irr.||Revelation 4:11||1995||God Known in Jesus Christ | Praise to Christ; Choruses and Refrains | ; God: Creator | ; God: Glory | ; Jesus Christ | ; Jesus Christ: Exaltation ||
|Complete Mission Praise #696||Thou art worthy||Thou art worthy||Irr||2000|
|Favorites Number 9: A Collection of Gospel Songs #56||Thou Art Worthy||Thou art worthy||[Thou art worthy]||Revelation 4:11||1981|
|Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #72||Thou Art Worthy||Thou art worthy||[Thou art worthy]||Pauline M. Mills; Tom Smail||Revelation 4:11; Revelation 5:9||1979||Worship | The Son|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #232||You are Worthy||You are worthy, you are worthy||WORTHY||Pauline Michael Mills||PM||Revelation 4; Revelation 4:11||1987||Songs for Children | Bible Songs; Creation | ; Majesty of God ||
|Rejoice Hymns #67||Thou Art Worthy||Thou art worthy, Thou art worthy, Thou art worthy, O Lord||WORTHY||Pauline M. Mills, 1898-1995||Irregular||Revelation 4:11||2011||Adoration | ; Adoration and Praise | ; God | Attributes; God | Creator; Praise | ; Worship |||based on Revelations 4:11; 5:9|
|Renew! #34||Thou Art Worthy||Thou art worthy||[Thou art worthy]||Pauline M. Mills||Revelation 4:11||1995|
|Sing Joyfully #11||Thou Art Worthy||Thou art worthy||[Thou art worthy]||Pauline M. Mills||1989||Adoration | ; God | Majesty and Power; Scripture Songs | ; Worship ||
|Sing the Faith #2041||Thou Art Worthy||Thou art worthy, thou art worthy||WORTHY||Pauline Michael Mills||Irregular||2003|
|The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #100||Thou Art Worthy||Thou art worthy, Thou art worthy||WORTHY||Pauline M. Mills||Irregular meter||Revelation 5:9; Revelation 4:11||1997||Glorify the Lord | ; Adoration and Praise | Jesus Our Savior|
|The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #65||Thou Art Worthy||Thou art worthy, thou art worthy, thou art worthy||[Thou art worthy, thou art worthy, thou art worthy]||Pauline M. Mills, 1898-1992||Colossians 1:15-16; Revelation 4:11||1996||Ascension Day | ; God | Glory; God the Creator | ; Praise to Christ Jesus ||
|The Faith We Sing #2041||Thou Art Worthy||Thou art worthy, thou art worthy||WORTHY||Pauline Michael Mills||Irregular||Revelation 4:11||2001||The Glory of the Triune God | Praise and Thanksgiving; The Glory of the Triune God | Creation|
|The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #73||Thou Art Worthy||Thou art worthy, Thou art worthy||WORTHY||Pauline M. Mills||Irregular||Revelation 4:11; Revelation 5:9||1986||Choruses | Scripture and Praise; God Our Father : His Works in Creation | ; Jesus Our Savior : His Adoration and Praise ||
|The Worshiping Church #116||Thou Art Worthy||Thou art worthy, thou art worthy||WORTHY||Pauline Michael Mills||Irregular||Hebrews 1:2; Colossians 1:16; John 1:3; Revelation 4:11||1990|
|Worship and Rejoice #126||Thou Art Worthy||Thou art worthy, thou art worthy||[Thou art worthy, Thou art worthy]||Pauline Michael Mills, 1898-1992||John 1:3; Revelation 4:11; 1 Chronicles 16:25; Hebrews 3:3; Hebrews 1:2; Colossians 1:16; Revelation 5:2||2001||Adoration ||