Scripture Verse

He said, It is finished, and He bowed His head, and gave up His Spirit. John 19:30

Introduction

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Henry F. Lyte (1793–1847)

Words: Hen­ry F. Lyte, The Spi­rit of the Psalms 1834.

Music: Ma­no­ah ar­ranged from Giao­chi­no A. Ros­sini in Col­lect­ion of Church Mu­sic, by Hen­ry W. Great­or­ex, 1851 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Giaochino A. Rossini (1792–1868)

Lyrics

O what a con­quest Je­sus won,
When, on the fa­tal tree,
His great aton­ing work was done,
And earth from guilt set free!

’Tis fin­ished, He ex­ult­ing cried,
The migh­ty Slay­er slain;
The wrath of God is pa­ci­fied,
And man may hope again.

O rich re­ward for ev­ery groan!
O vic­to­ry com­plete!
To call a ran­somed world His own,
And hail it to His feet.

Yes, the great work shall on­ward go;
The sure de­cree is past:
The na­tions to their Lord shall flow,
And all be Christ’s at last.

O hast­en, Lord, those bless­èd times!
Lead all Thy wan­der­ers home!
Convert this world of woe and crimes,
And bid Thy king­dom come!