259. Hark! the Voice of Love and Mercy

1 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.

2 "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.

3 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.

4 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!

Text Information
First Line: Hark! the voice of love and mercy
Title: Hark! the Voice of Love and Mercy
Author: Jonathan Evans (1784; alt. )
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 8.7.8.7.4.4.4.7.7.
Scripture: John 19:30
Topic: Jesus Christ: His Death; Death: Conquered
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: BRYN CALFARIA
Composer: William Owen (1852)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.4.4.4.7.7.
Key: f minor



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