It Is Finished | Petra

Artist: Petra | Album: Beat the System | © 1984 Dawn Treader Music | John 19:1-30

In the heat of the early morning on a hill they called the Skull
The roaring of the angry mob had settled to a lull
All eyes were cast upon the man whose hands and feet were bound
They saw him cry in anguish when they heard the hammer pound
The soldiers gambled for his clothes they watched them win and lose
They saw the sign above his head that said King of the Jews

It is finished
And the sky grew black as the night
It is finished
All the people scattered in fright
The work has been done
Redemption has been won
The war was over without a fight
It is finished

They watched the bloody woven thorns
With which his head was crowned
They watched the bloody cross of wood
Be dropped into the ground
He prayed for their forgiveness
And bowed his battered head
And no one knew the meaning of the final words he said


The provision has been made
the foundation has been laid
He paid the ransom due
Tore the temple veil in two
And opened up the way for me and you
It is finished