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Behold the Saviour on the Cross
MARTYRDOM | Same-Tune Hymns
Scottish Psalter, 1880
Paraphrase of John 19:30
Hugh Wilson, 1766-1824
Behold the Saviour on the cross,
A spectacle of woe!
See from his agonizing wounds
The blood incessant flow;
Till death's pale ensigns o'er his cheek
And trembling lips were spread;
Till light forsook his closing eyes,
And life his drooping head!
"'Tis finished"β was his latest voice;
These sacred accents o'er,
He bowed his head, gave up the ghost,
And suffered pain no more.
"'Tis finished"β The Messiah dies
For sins, but not his own;
The great redemption is complete,
And Satan's pow'r o'erthrown.
"'Tis finished"β All his groans are past;
His blood, his pain, and toils,
Have fully vanquished all our foes,
And crowned him with their spoils.
"'Tis finished"β Legal worship ends,
And gospel ages run;
All old things now are passed away,
A new world is begun.
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Alas! And Did My Saviour Bleed? Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Approach, My Soul, the Mercy Seat John Newton, 1725-1807
Psalm 119 - 4 (Daleth) · My soul to dust cleaves; quicken me,
Psalm 130 · LORD, from the depths to thee I cried.
2 My voice,...
Psalm 141 · O LORD, I unto thee do cry,
Do thou make haste...
Psalm 57 - 1st Version · BE merciful to me, O God;
Be merciful to me;
To Calvary, Lord, in Spirit Now Edward Denny, 1796-1889