Hark! the Voice of Love and Mercy

We learned and sang this hymn this past Sunday to this tune (but not at quite that tempo):

Hark! the voice of love and mercy
Sounds aloud from Calvary;
See it rends the rocks asunder,
Shakes the earth and veils the sky:
“It is finished! It is finished!” Hear the dying Saviour cry;
“It is finished! It is finished!” Hear the dying Saviour cry.

“It is finished!” What assurance
Do the wondrous words afford!
Heav’nly blessings without measure
Flow to us from Christ the Lord:
“It is finished! It is finished!” Saints, the dying words record;
“It is finished! It is finished!” Saints, the dying words record.

Finished all the types and shadows
Of the ceremonial law;
Finished all that God had promised:
Death and hell no more shall awe.
“It is finished! It is finished!” Saints, from hence your comfort draw;
“It is finished! It is finished!” Saints, from hence your comfort draw.

Saints and angels, shout His praises,
His great finished work proclaim;
All on earth and all in heaven,
Join to bless Immanuel’s name:
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Endless glory to the Lamb;
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Endless glory to the Lamb!

–Jonathan Evans (c. 1748-1809)

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Author: Dan Greenfield

I am an undeserving sinner saved by God's grace through Jesus Christ, a happy husband, proud father of 6 great kids, pastor of Orwell Bible Church, Executive Secretary of the American Council of Christian Churches, and member of the Ohio Bible Fellowship .

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