- (Posted 2016-02-21) CPDL #38632:
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-02-21). Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 51 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Oval note edition. All six stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
- (Posted 2016-02-21) CPDL #38631:
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-02-21). Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 67 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All six stanzas included.
First Line: Tis finished, so the Savior cried
Composer: Daniel Belknap
Lyricist: Samuel Stennett
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1797 in The Harmonist's Companion, as Cutham-Street, no. 4, p. 6
Description: Tune titled Cutham-Street in 1797, renamed Concord by Belknap in 1800. Words by Samuel Stennett, 1787, in six stanzas.
Original text and translations
1. ‘Tis finished, so the Savior cried,
And meekly bowed his head and died,
'Tis finished – yes, the race is run,
The battle fought, the victory won.
2. 'Tis finished – all that heaven decreed,
And all the ancient prophets said
Is now fulfilled, as was designed,
In me the Savior of mankind.
3. 'Tis finished – Aaron now no more
Must stain his robes with purple gore:
The sacred veil is rent in twain,
And Jewish rites no more remain,
4. 'Tis finished – this my dying groan
Shall sins of every kind atone:
Millions shall be redeemed from death,
By this my last expiring breath.
5. 'Tis finished – heaven is reconciled,
And all the powers of darkness spoiled:
Peace, love, and happiness again
Return and dwell with sinful men.
6. 'Tis finished – let the joyful sound
Be heard through all the nations round:
'Tis finished – let the echo fly
Through heaven and hell, through earth and sky.