'Tis finished! the Messiah diesAuthor: Charles Wesley (1749-51 and 1762)
Tune: OLIVE'S BROW
Published in 56 hymnals
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1. 'Tis finished! the Messiah dies,
cut off for sins, but not his own.
Accomplished is the sacrifice,
the great redeeming work is done.
2. The veil is rent; in Christ alone
the living way to heaven is seen;
the middle wall is broken down,
and all the world may enter in.
3. 'Tis finished! All my guilt and pain,
I want no sacrifice beside;
for me, for me the Lamb is slain;
'tis finished! I am justified.
4. The reign of sin and death is o'er,
and all may live from sin set free;
Satan hath lost his mortal power;
'tis swallowed up in victory.
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|Author:||Charles Wesley (1749-51 and 1762)|
’Tis finished, the Messias dies, Cut off for sins, &c. C. Wesley. [Good Friday.] In 1762 this hymn, in 2 stanzas of 8 lines, appeared in C. Wesley's Short Hymns, vol. ii. p. 234. These stanzas are:—
" 'Tis finished! the Messias dies,
Cut off for sins, but not His own!
Accomplish'd is the sacrifice,
The great redeeming work is done;
Finish'd the first transgression is,
And purg'd the guilt of actual sin,
And everlasting righteousness
Is now to all the world brought in.
" 'Tis finish'd, 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."
It is from the first four lines of this hymn that Blair formed stanza iv. of his cento, "Behold the Saviour on the cross". The original, as above, was given in A. M. Toplady's Psalms & Hymns, 1776, No. 223, and thus came into use in the Church of England. Charles Wesley, however, was not satisfied with these stanzas, and at his death he left in manuscript another hymn on the same text, "It is finished," in 8 stanzas of 4 lines, of which stanzas i. and viii. are stanza i. 11.1-4, and stanza ii. 11. 5-8 (slightly altered) respectively of the 1762 text, and stanzas ii.-vii. are new. This text was given in the 1830 Supplement to the Wesleyan Hymn Book, and again in the Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. xii. p. 99.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Baptist Hymnal 1991 #148||'Tis Finished! The Messiah Dies||'Tis finished! The Messiah dies||OLIVE'S BROW||Charles Wesley||18.104.22.168. (L.M.)||John 19:30||1991|
|Common Praise (1998) #195||'Tis finished! The Messiah Dies||'Tis finished! the Messiah dies||BABYLON'S STREAMS||Charles Wesley (1707-1788)||LM||Matthew 27:11-54; Mark 15:1-47; Luke 23:1-49; John 18:1 - 19:42; Romans 5:12-19; Romans 6:1-11||1998||Holy Week (Good Friday) ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #6762||'Tis Finished! The Messiah Dies||'Tis finished! The Messiah dies||OLIVE'S BROW||Charles Wesley||LM||<cite>Short Hymns</cite>, 1762|
|The United Methodist Hymnal #282||'Tis finished! The Messiah Dies||'Tis finished! the Messiah dies||OLIVE'S BROW||Charles Wesley||LM||John 19:30||1989||Christ's Gracious Life | Passion and Death; Justifying Grace | Pardon; Christian Year | Lent; Christian Year | Holy Week; Freedom and Liberation | ; Jesus Christ | ; Jesus Christ | Atonement|
|찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #182||다 이 루 었 다 ('Tis Finished! The Messiah Dies)||다 이 루 었 다 ('Tis finished! the Messiah dies)||OLIVE'S BROW||Charles Wesley||LM||John 19:30||2001||고 난 주 간 | ; 자 유 | ; Christian Year | Lent; Christian Year | Passion/Palm Sunday; Christian Year | Holy Week; Freedom | ; Jesus Christ | Atonement; Jesus Christ | Cross; 교회 년 | 사순절; 교회 년 | 종려/고난주일 (주일); 속죄 | ; 십자가 |||Korean trans. The United Methodist Korean Hymnal Committee|