The Seven Words of Highest Grace from Our Saviour on the Cross (6 of 7)

The sixth: “It is finished.” (John 19:30)

The enemy is slain, Hell robbed of its might.
The serpent's head is crushed, scripture and law fulfilled,
the accusal of the conscience and God's anger stilled.
This heroic strike has stunned Hell's kingdom
and now poor souls may enter heaven.
In vain the hellish dragon bellows at the faithful,
wrapped splendidly in my victorious flag.
Hell, Devil, Sin and Death can't harm the firm believer.

The whole Salvation-work is now complete:
I, the sacrificial lamb, slaughtered once for all.
This I alone have well and truly done.
Whoever asks more sacrifice despises my completeness.
Now I have finished everything and you are free.
Trust not in your merit; you are indebted to me.

Click here to read this sonnet in the original German.
Note: the document linked here contains the entire series of 7 sonnets.

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