Christ My Song - 1205
"It is finished!" sinners, hear it
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
"It is finished!" sinners, hear it.
"He said, It is finished." (John 19,30)
1. "It is finished!" sinners, hear it,
'tis the dying victor's cry;
"It is finished!" angels, bear it,
bear the joyful truth on high:
"It is finished!"
Tell it through the earth and sky!
2. Justice, from her awful station,
bars the sinner's peace no more;
justice views with approbation
what the Saviour did and bore;
grace and mercy
now display their boundless store.
3. Hear the Lord himself declaring
all performed he came to do;
sinners, in yourselves despairing,
this is joyful news to you;
Jesus speaks it,
his are faithful words and true.
4. "It is finished!" all is over,
yes, the cup of wrath is drained;
such the truth these words discover,
thus the vict'ry was obtained:
'tis a vict'ry
none but Jesus could have gained.
5. Crown the mighty conqu'ror, crown him,
who his people's foes o'ercame!
In the highest heav'n enthrone him!
Men and angels, sound his fame!
Great his glory!
Jesus bears a matchless name.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 684.