John’s thanksgiving to Jesus for such great love that makes us kings and priests unto God – “To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen” (Revelation 1:5, 6) .
The seraphim’s song magnifying the Father’s transcendent beauty – “The four living creatures . . . do not rest day or night, saying: ‘HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, who was and is and is to come!'” (Revelation 4:8) .
The 24 elders sing to the Father – This is the 1st “worthy song”. Note 3 themes in their praise. “The 24 elders fall down saying: ‘YOU ARE WORTHY, O LORD, to receive glory and honor and power; for you created all things and by your will they exist and were created'” (Revelation 4:10-11).
The seraphim and the 24 elders before the Throne sing to Jesus – This is the 2nd “worthy song”. Note the 5 verbs that describe Jesus’ activity in redemption. “. . . the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders sang a new song, saying: ‘YOU ARE WORTHY to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, And have made us KINGS AND PRIESTS TO OUR GOD; And we shall reign on the earth'” (Revelation 5:8-10) .
The angelic host, the seraphim and the 24 elders sing to Jesus as the scroll is about to be opened – This is the 3rd and final “worthy song” in the New Testament. Note 7 themes in their praise. “. . . many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand saying with a loud voice: ‘WORTHY IS THE LAMB who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing!'” (Revelation 5:11-12) .
The Song of all creation before the Throne as the scroll is opened – Note there are only 3 times that ALL the saints worship together before the Throne (Revelation 5:11-14; 7:9-12; 19:1-7). “And EVERY CREATURE which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: ‘Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!'” (Rev. 5:13) .
Worship from all nations as result of the Great Harvest at the end of the age – “. . . a great multitude . . . of all nations . . . standing before the throne . . . saying, ‘SALVATION BELONGS TO OUR GOD WHO SITS ON THE THRONE, AND TO THE LAMB!'” (Rev. 7:9-10).
The angelic host responds seeing people from all nations worship God – Note 7 themes in their praise. “All the angels . . . and the elders and the four living creatures . . . worshiped God, saying: ‘Amen!’ Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen’ (Rev. 7:11-12).
The tribulation saints worship in context to the end time judgments – “I saw . . . a sea of glass mingled with fire . . . standing . . . having harps of God they sing the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb, saying, ‘Great and marvelous are Your works, LORD GOD ALMIGHTY! Just and true are Your ways, O KING OF SAINTS! Who shall not fear you, O Lord, and glorify your name? FOR YOU ALONE ARE HOLY. For all nations shall come and worship before you, for your judgments have been manifested'” (Revelation 15:2-4) .
God’s righteousness is declared in light of His end time judgments – “. . . the angel of the waters saying: ‘YOU ARE RIGHTEOUS, O LORD, the one who is and who was and who is to be, BECAUSE YOU HAVE JUDGED THESE THINGS. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink. For it is their just due'” (Revelation 16:4-5) .
A voice from God’s altar of incense before the Throne – “I heard another from the altar saying, ‘Even SO, LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, TRUE AND RIGHTEOUS ARE YOUR JUDGMENTS'” (Rev. 16:7).
The Bride worships God in light of the end time judgments – Note 4 themes in their praise. “. . . a loud voice of a great multitude . . . saying, ‘Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God! FOR TRUE AND RIGHTEOUS ARE HIS JUDGMENTS, BECAUSE HE HAS JUDGED THE GREAT HARLOT who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her'” (Revelation 19:1-2).
The Bride worships God at the wedding supper of the Lamb – “. . . the voice of a great multitude . . . saying ‘Allelulah! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready'” (Revelation 19:5-6).