Death is swallowed up in victory,
death has lost its sting;
for the price of sin was surely paid
by our sinless Jesus Christ.
Life was lifted up for all to see,
Life was crushed to death.
Now there is no longer condemnation;
He is our great salvation.
Kyrie eleison, Lord have mercy
Christe eleison, Kyrie eleison.
Flesh will put on immortality,
like our Head we'll be made,
for He, the First, has led the way
that the many might obey,
and heed the call that says, "Abide in me,
do not faint nor forsake.
For my great atoning humiliation
is now for you salvation."
It is finished, it is finished, Amen!
This anthem is scored for baritone (or mezzo) soloist, SATB choir, piano, strings, flute, and horn. It can be accompanied by piano only but is most effective with full instrumentation.