R44. John 19:30: Behold the Saviour on the cross

Behold the Saviour on the cross,
a spectacle of woe!
See from his agonizing wounds
the blood incessant flow;

Till death’s pale ensigns o’er his cheek
and trembling lips were spread;
Till light forsook his closing eyes,
and life his drooping head!

’Tis finished—was his latest voice;
these sacred accents o’er,
He bowed his head, gave up the ghost,
and suffered pain no more.

’Tis finished—The Messiah dies
for sins, but not his own;
The great redemption is complete,
and Satan’s pow’r o’erthrown.

’Tis finished—All his groans are past;
his blood his pain, and toils,
Have fully vanquished our foes,
and crowned him with their spoils.

’Tis finished—Legal worship ends,
and gospel ages run;
All old things now are past away,
and a new world begun.

Text Information
First Line: Behold the Saviour on the cross
Title: John 19:30: Behold the Saviour on the cross
Publication Date: 1800
Meter: 8,6,8,6
Language: English
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