Finished

Hark! the voice of love and mercy
sounds aloud from Calvary;
See! it rends the rocks asunder,
shakes the earth, and veils the sky!
‘It is finished! It is finished!’
Hear the dying Savior cry.

‘It is finished!’ O what pleasure
do the wondrous words afford!
Heavenly blessings without measure
flow to us through Christ the Lord:
‘It is finished! It is finished!’
Saints, the dying words record!

Finished all the types and shadows
of the ceremonial law.
Finished all that God had promised;
death and hell no more shall awe.
‘It is finished! It is finished!’
Saints, from this your comfort draw.

Saints and angels sing His praises!
His atoning work proclaim;
All on earth and all in Heaven
join to praise Emmanuel’s name!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Endless glory to the Lamb!

–Jonathan Evans, 1748-1809
(to the tune Come Ye Sinners)

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One Response to Finished

  1. PT2 says:

    Matthew,WOW, I’ve read some of your postings. Just wondering when you’re going to write a book…. (not that your dissertation isn’t a book, but you know what I mean. :)~ Timothy

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