All is fulfilled—my heart, record

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1 All is fulfilled—my heart, record
The dying words of thy dear Lord.
When He those bitter pains sustainèd,
Which on the cross thy life obtainèd,
He who did all things well,
Then bowed His head,
Exclaiming, "It is finishèd."

2 All is fulfilled—the cross hath wrought
Whate’er the Law and prophets taught.
Where all the strength of nature failèd,
There Jesu’s wounds for all availèd.
That which before the worlds
Heav’n counselèd,
Now through His death is finishèd.

3 All is fulfilled—all satisfied:
The Father lays His wrath aside;
Our peace is made, and justice stillèd,
Since God’s own Son hath all fulfillèd.
What then shall wake the heart
To anxious dread?
Believe now, "It is finishèd."

4 All is fulfilled—I am made free
Possessed of true felicity:
Now Jesus sin and death subdueth,
And us with life and grace reneweth;
So when to dissolution
Worlds are led,
This stays us—"It is finishèd."

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9687

Author: Johann E. Schmidt

Schmidt, Johann Eusebius, son of Johann Jakob Schmidt, pastor at Hohenfelden, near Erfurt, was born at Hohenfelden, Jan. 12, 1670. He matriculated at the University of Jena in the autumn of 1688, and in 1691 went to Erfurt to attend lectures by Breithaupt and Francke. Part of 1692 he spent in travelling in North Germany, and during the years 1693-96 he was mostly employed in private tuition at Gotha. On the 12th Sunday after Trinity, 1697, he began work at Siebleben, near Gotha, as substitute (curate in charge), and on the 4th Sunday in Advent, 1698, as pastor there. He died at Siebleben, Dec. 25, 1745, with the character of "An edifying teacher in his parish, a good example to his flock, and a methodical man in his office." (G. G. Brückn… Go to person page >

Translator: Arthur T. Russell

Arthur Tozer Russell was born at Northampton, March 20, 1806. He entered S. John's College, Cambridge, in 1824, took the Hulsean Prize in 1825, and was afterwards elected to a scholarship. He was ordained Deacon in 1829, Priest in 1830, and the same year was appointed Vicar of Caxton. In 1852, he was preferred to the vicarage of Whaddon. In 1863, he removed to S. Thomas', Toxteth Park, near Liverpool, and in 1867, to Holy Trinity, Wellington, Salop. He is the editor and author of numerous publications, among them several volumes of hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: All is fulfilled—my heart, record
German Title: Es ist vollbracht: vergiss ja nicht
Author: Johann E. Schmidt
Translator: Arthur T. Russell
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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