It is finished.

John 19:30

‘Tis finished! The Messiah dies, 

Cut off for sins, but not his own! 

Accomplished is the sacrifice, 

The great redeeming work is done; 

Finished the first transgression is, 

And purged the guilt of actual sin, 

And everlasting righteousness 

Is now to all the world brought in. 

’Tis finished, all my guilt and pain, 

I want no sacrifice beside, 

For me, for me, the Lamb is slain, 

And I am more than justified; 

Sin, death, and hell are now subdued, 

All grace is now to sinners given, 

And lo, I plead th’ atoning blood, 

For pardon, holiness, and heaven. 

Selections from Charles Wesley’s Short Hymns on Select Passages of the Holy Scriptures (1762) 

Compiled by Kevin W. Greene, West End Presbyterian Church Richmond, VA, www.wepc.org

Illustration – Toby Westberry