Jesus, the mighty work achieved

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1 Jesus, the mighty work achieved,
The offered vinegar received;
Then, knowing that His hour was near,
Cried, It is finished, loud and clear.

2 Attend, my soul; to thee doth cry
The Son of God, who reigns on high:
All that for thy release sufficed
Is finished, saith the dying Christ.

3 Finished for thee the Law's command,
Finished redemption's dread demand,
Finished what prophets spake of old,
Finished the grace thou shalt behold.

4 The praises of my grateful heart
Take, Lord, for all Thou dost impart:
Thy work's perfection--wondrous feat--
My incompleteness makes complete.

5 Help me, my Savior, day by day
To tread where Thou hast shown the way;
And finish, in obedience true,
The work Thou givest me to do.


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #386

Author: H. Petursson

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First Line: Jesus, the mighty work achieved
Author: H. Petursson



This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below. According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…

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American Lutheran Hymnal #386

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