231. C. M. Christian Psalmist. The Crucifixion of Christ.
1 Behold the Saviour on the cross,
A spectacle of woe!
See from his agonizing wounds
The blood incessant flow;
2 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.
3 'Tis finished -- the Messiah dies
For sins, but not his own;
The great redemption is complete,
And death is overthrown.
4 'Tis finished -- ritual worship ends,
And Gospel ages run;
All old things now are past away,
A new world is begun.