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It Is Finished!

It is finished! Christ hath known

Author: Gabriel Gillett (1906)
Tune: SEBASTIAN (Freylinghausen)
Published in 6 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 It is finished! Christ hath known
All the life of men wayfaring,
Human joys and sorrows sharing,
Making human needs his own.
Lord, in us thy life renewing,
Lead us where thy feet have trod,
Till, the way of truth pursuing,
Human souls find rest in God.

2 It is finished! Christ is slain,
On the altar of creation,
Offering for a world’s salvation
Sacrifice of love and pain.
Lord, thy love through pain revealing,
Purge our passions, scourge our vice,
Till, upon the tree of healing,
Self is slain in sacrifice.

3 It is finished! Christ our King
Wins the victor’s crown of glory;
Sun and stars recite his story,
Floods and fields his triumph sing.
Lord, whose praise the world is telling,
Lord, to whom all power is given,
By thy death, hell’s armies quelling,
Bring thy saints to reign in heaven.

Source: The New English Hymnal #380

Author: Gabriel Gillett

Gillett, George Gabriel Scott, B.A., son of the Rev. E. A. Gillett, was b. Dec. 1, 1873, at Hawley, Hants, where his father was then curate. He was educated at Westminster School and at Keble College, Oxford, B.A. 1896 and ordained D. 1898, P. 1899. While domestic chaplain to Earl Beauchamp at Madresfield he contributed to The English Hymnal, 1906, three translations (58, 172, 030) and "It is finished! Christ hath known" (Good Friday). [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: It is finished! Christ hath known
Title: It Is Finished!
Author: Gabriel Gillett (1906)
Meter: 7.8.8.7.8.7.8.7
Language: English
Copyright: From the English Hymnal, used by permission of Oxford University Press

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Rejoice in the Lord #309

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