My God, My God (Psalm 22)

Alan Marsden
Sunday, 5 April, 2020 - 10:45

Psalm 22 is quoted by Christ upon the cross. Twice He calls to the Father.

O Love Divine

No More Veil

Tis Finished

Man of Sorrows


Oh Love Divine (C. Wesley)

Oh Love divine! What Thou hast done?
Th’immortal God hath died for me!
The Father’s co-eternal Son
Bore all my sins upon the tree;
Th’immortal God for me hath died;
My Lord, my Love is crucified.

Behold Him, all ye that pass by,
The bleeding Prince of life and peace!
Come, sinners, see your Maker die,
And say, was ever grief like His?
Come, feel with me His blood applied:
My Lord, my Love is crucified:

Is crucified for me and you,
To bring us rebels back to God:
Believe, believe the record true,
Ye all are bought with Jesus’ blood,
Pardon for all flows from His side;
My Lord, my Love is crucified.

Then let us sit beneath His Cross,
And gladly catch the healing stream,
All things for Him account but loss
And give up all our hearts to Him;
Of nothing think or speak beside:
My Lord, my Love is crucified.

No More Veil (F. Bevan)

No more veil! God bids me enter
By the new and living way -
Not in trembling hope I venture,
Boldly I His call obey:
There, with Him, my God I meet,
God upon the mercy seat!

In the robes of spotless whiteness,
With the blood of priceless worth,
He has gone into that brightness,
Christ rejected from the earth -
Christ accepted there on high,
And in Him I draw nigh.

Oh, the welcome I have found there,
God in all His love made known!
Oh, the glories that surround there,
Those accepted in His Son!
Who can tell the depths of bliss
Spoken by the Father’s kiss?

One with Him, oh Lord before Thee
There I live, and yet not I;
Christ it is who there adores Thee;
Who more dear, or who more nigh?
All the Father’s heart mine own -
Mine – and yet His Son’s alone.

All the worth I have before Him
Is the value of the blood;
I present when I adore Him,
Christ the first-fruits unto God;
Him with joy doth God behold,
Thus is my acceptance told.

‘Tis finished, the Messiah dies (C. Wesley)

‘Tis finished, the Messiah dies;
Cut off for sins, but not His own;
Accomplished is the sacrifice,
The great redeeming work is done.

‘Tis finished! All the debt is paid,
Justice divine is satisfied;
The grand and full atonement made;
God for a guilty world hath died.

The veil is rent in Christ alone;
The living way to heaven is seen;
The middle wall is broken down,
And all mankind may enter in.

The types and figures are fulfilled,
Exacted is the legal pain;
The precious promises are sealed;
The spotless Lamb of God is slain.

The reign of sin and death is o’er
And all may live from sin set free;
Satan hath lost his mortal power;
‘Tis swallowed up in victory.

Saved from the legal curse I am,
My Saviour hangs on yonder tree:
See there the meek, expiring Lamb!
‘Tis finished! He expires for me.

Accepted in the Well-beloved,
And clothed in righteousness divine,
I see the bar to heaven removed;
And all Thy merits, Lord, are mine.

Death, hell, and sin are now subdued;
All grace is now to sinners given;
And lo, I plead th’atoning blood,
And in Thy right I claim Thy heaven.


Man of Sorrows (P. Bliss)

Man of Sorrows! What a name
For the Son of God who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim,
Hallelujah, what a Saviour!

Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
In my place condemned He stood;
Sealed by pardon with His blood:
Hallelujah, what a Saviour!

Guilty, vile, and helpless we,
Spotless Lamb of God was He;
“Full atonement”, can it be?
Hallelujah, what a Saviour!

Lifted up was He to die,
“It is finished!” was His cry;
Now in heaven exalted high;
Hallelujah, what a Saviour!

When He comes, our glorious King,
All His ransomed home to bring;
Then anew this song we’ll sing:
Hallelujah, what a Saviour!