When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as though dead, but He laid His right hand on me and said, “Do not be afraid; it is I, the First and the Last; I am the Living One, I was dead and look–I am alive forever and ever, and I hold the keys of death and of Hades.
Worthy is the Lamb that was sacrificed
to receive power, riches, wisdom,
strength, honour, glory and blessing.
To the one seated on the throne and to the Lamb,
be all praise, honour, glory and power,
forever and ever.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Blessed are those who will have washed their robes clean, so that they will have the right to feed on the tree of life and can come through the gates into the city.
(Revelation 1:18, 5:12, 5:13) NJB
Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria in Excelsis Deo