Hark! the voice of love and mercy

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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 Savior cry.
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“It is finished!” Oh, what pleasure
  Do these charming words afford!
Heavenly blessings without measure
  Flow to us from Christ, the Lord:
“It is finished!” “It is finished!”
  Saints, the dying words record.
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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.
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Tune your harps anew, ye seraphs,
  Join to sing the pleasing theme;
All on earth and all in heaven
  Join to praise Immanuel’s name:
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
  Glory to the bleeding Lamb!
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Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

I like this tune much better than the one usually used, which is heavier and slower.

There is an additional stanza #4 before the last stanza, which is usually omitted:

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4 Happy souls, approach the table,

Taste the soul-reviving food;

Nothing half so sweet and pleasant

As the Savior's flesh and blood,

It is finished! It is finished!

Christ has borne the heavy load.


Godwin Eyesan

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Truly inspirational! I can listen to the this hymn a thousand times and not get tired. If only we knew our position in the Christ...