Nothing To Pay, To Do, or To Fear

It is finished—John 19:30

 

Nothing to pay?
No, not a whit:
Nothing to do?
No not a bit:
All that was needed to do or to pay,
Jesus has done in His own blessed way.


Nothing to do?
No, not a stroke:
Gone is the captor,
Gone is the yoke:
Jesus at Calvary severed the chain,
And none can imprison His freeman again.

 

Nothing to fear?

No, not a jot;

Nothing within?

No, not a spot;

Christ is my peace and I have nothing at stake.

Satan can that neither harass nor shake.

 

Nothing to settle?

All has been paid:

Nothing of anger?

Peace has been made:

Jesus alone is the sinner’s resource,

Peace He has made by the blood of His cross.

 

What about Judgment?

I’m thankful to say,

Jesus has met it and born it away:

Drank it all up when He hung on the tree,

Leaving a cup full of blessing for me.

 

What about terror?

It hasn’t a place

In a heart that is filled

With a sense of His grace.

The peace is divine,

And it never can cloy,

And that makes my heart over bubble with joy.

 

Nothing of guilt?

No, not a stain,

How could the blood let any remain?

Thy conscience is purged, and any spirit is free

Precious that blood is to God and to me.

 

What of the Law:

ah, there I rejoice.

Christ answered it claims and silenced its voice:

The law was fulfilled when the work was all done

And it never can speak to a justified one.

 

What about death?

It hasn’t a sting:

The grave to a Christian no terror can bring

As death has been conquered,

the grave has been spoiled,

and every foe, man and enemy foiled.

 

What about feelings?

Ah trust not to them;

What of my standing?

Who shall condemn?

Since God is for me;

There is nothing so clear,

From Satan and man I have nothing to fear.

 

Nothing to pay?

No, thanks be to God,

The matter is settled,

The price was the blood.

The blood of the victim, a ransom divine

Believe it, poor sinner, and peace shall be thine.

 

What am I waiting for?

Jesus, my Lord,

To take down the tent and to roll up the cord:

To be with Himself in the mansions above,

Enjoying forever His infinite love.