Songs From Leviticus: One Holy Lamb


Each week, we will go through the books of the Bible, looking at a song that illustrates a passage from each book.

Leviticus 16 tells the story of the Day of Atonement. Many Southern Gospel songs have told the story of the lamb and its parallels to the Lamb of God, but perhaps none better than Poet Voices’ “One Holy Lamb”:

Atonement day, a shepherd cries;
Another spotless lamb must die.
Oh, how could just one sacrifice,
Our God, Jehovah, satisfy?

One Holy Lamb washed my sin away;
One sacrifice paid a price I could not pay;
One Holy Lamb, one great I AM, one seed of Abraham,
One Holy Lamb washed my sin away!

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  1. Daniel,
    Was there a reason you picked this video from Poet Voices instead of Tribute Quartet? Maybe because Phil Cross wrote it? I was just wondering because the last video you posted was also from Poet Voices. Wonder how many songs Phil wrote that you could plug into this series. 🙂 Anyways, great song, regardless of who sings it.

    • Poet Voices introduced and popularized the song.

  2. Wondering where my comment went….. Was only a simply question with no controversy attached. 🙂 It must have gotten caught up in the “dust” of the transition.

    • I manually approve all comments now, and have been for the last month or so.

  3. I sang this song many years ago at a Messianic Jewish worship service. They cried the whole time. It really brought home for them the truth of what really took place. Powerful song!!

    • Wow!

  4. Had not seen/heard “live” version by PV before. The studio recording is one of those where you stop in the middle of whatever you’re doing for a “praise break” while you’re listening. So much power in the music and the message.