It is Finished

When the soldiers crucified him, 

as his clothes they were dividing, 

they cast lots, though, for the cloak, 

proving what a prophet wrote. 


Waiting by the cross, three Marys: 

Jesus saw them as they tarried.

Matched his mother with the one, 

who would be, to her, a son. 


Knowing that his time was ending, 

thirsty for some understanding.

“It is finished,” he then said. 

Bowed his head, and he was dead. 

Image: Missal Pontifical (Crucifixão, fl. 20v.), 1616-1622    

Source:  John 19:23-30

Text:  David Alexander, 2022  CC BY-NC SA 4.0

Tune:  De Profundus, Public Domain


Audio:  Used by Permission

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