Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

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Verse 1
It’s finished the Messiah dies,
cut off for sins but not his own.
Completed is the sacrifice,
the great redeeming work is done.
Yes, finished all the debt is paid,
justice divine is satisfied,
the grand and full atonement made,
God for a guilty world has died.
Verse 2
The temple curtain is torn down,
the living way to heaven is seen;
through Christ the middle wall has gone,
and all who will may enter in.
The ancient shadows are fulfilled,
the Scripture prophecies prove true,
the sinless Lamb of God is killed,
the promised covenant made new.
Verse 3
The reign of sin and death is done,
and all may live from sin set free,
Satan and his pretended throne,
are swallowed up in victory.
Saved from the curse of God I am,
my Saviour hangs up on a tree,
see there the meek and silent Lamb,
his final breath he breathes for me.
Verse 4
In Christ accepted and brought near,
and clothed in righteousness divine,
I see the path to life made clear,
and all your merits, Lord, are mine.
Death hell and sin are now subdued,
all grace is now to sinners given,
and so I plead the atoning blood,
and claim the title deeds of heaven.