It is finished.@John 19:30

James Proctor, 1864.

Fisherman’s Wharf Ira D. Sankey (🔊 pdf nwc).

The Scotch people are especially fond of this hymn. The author prefaced it with these lines: Since I first discovered Jesus to be the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth, I have more than once met with a poor sinner seeking peace at the foot of Sinai instead of Calvary, and I have heard him again and again in bitter disappointment and fear groaning out, What must I do? I have said to him, Do, do? What can you do? What do you need to do?

Sankey, p. 167

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Ira D. Sankey (1840–1908)

Nothing, either great or small—
Nothing, sinner, no;
Jesus died and paid it all,
Long, long ago.

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It is finished! yes, indeed,
Finished, ev’ry jot;
Sinner, this is all you need,
Tell me, is it not?

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When He, from His lofty throne,
Stooped to do and die,
Ev’rything was fully done;
Hearken to His cry!

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Weary, working, burdened one,
Wherefore toil you so?
Cease your doing; all was done
Long, long ago.

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Till to Jesus’ work you cling
By a simple faith,
Doing is a deadly thing—
Doing ends in death.

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Cast your deadly doing down—
Down at Jesus’ feet;
Stand in Him, in Him alone,
Gloriously complete.

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