Scripture Verse

The earth did quake, and the rocks rent. Matthew 27:51

Introduction

Words: At­trib­ut­ed var­i­ous­ly to Jon­a­than Ev­ans, 1784, & Ben­ja­min Fran­cis, 1787.

Music: Bryn Cal­fa­ria Will­iam Ow­en, 1852 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Ev­ans, Fran­cis or Ow­en (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

illustration
Descent from the Cross
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669)

Lyrics

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!
It is finished!
Hear the dying Savior cry;
Hear the dying Savior cry.

It is finished! O what pleasure
Do these precious words afford;
Heav’nly blessings, without measure,
Flow to us from Christ the Lord:
It is finished! It is finished!
It is finished!
Saints the dying words record;
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!
It is finished!
Saints, from hence your comfort draw;
Saints, from hence your comfort draw.

Tune your harps anew, ye seraphs,
Join to sing the glorious theme;
All in earth, and all in Heaven,
Join to praise Emmanuel’s name;
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Glory to the bleeding Lamb!
Glory to the bleeding Lamb!