Thursday, 16 January 2014

5. Last Words.



“Finished.” The word, through pain, rang clear,
Though upon the cross He suffered and bled.
“Finished”, He could at last declare
As after the sixth hour He felt life ebb;
“Finished”, but not the anguish of final defeat
From a man soon to die upon a cross;
“Finished” was a life’s purpose complete,
Declaring emphatic triumph, not painful loss.
Finished forever was the curse of death,
Finished forever the anguish of grief;
No longer could the tangled cords of death
Hold those who beheld Him in true belief.
“Finished”, followed by words of trusting merit:
“Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit.”

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