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An End of Sin. Dan. 9. 24; John. 19. 18-30

J. Hart   L.M.

1
Jesus, when on the bloody tree
He hung, through soul and body pierced,
That all things might accomplished be
Contained in Scripture, said, “I thirst.”

2
Hyssop, the plant ordained by God,
And held by Jews in high esteem,
Which sprinkled them with paschal blood,
Sharp vinegar conveyed to him.

3
This done, our dear, our dying Lord
Exerts his short, expiring breath;
Utters this rich, important word,
“’Tis finished!” and submits to death.

4
Henceforth an end is put to sin
(The important word implies not less).
Now for believers is brought in
An everlasting righteousness.

5
The Son of God and man, has died,
Sinners as black as hell to save;
And, that they might be justified,
Is risen victorious from the grave.

6
In heaven he lives, our King, our Priest;
There for his people ever pleads:
How sure is our salvation! Christ
Died, rose, ascended, intercedes.