It Was Finished on the Cross

Our church experiences the rare and tremendous blessing of having an extremely gifted songwriter, Kristie Braselton, who writes original songs that we sing together on Sunday. Kristie writes a variety of excellent songs, but her “wheelhouse” seems to be writing modern hymns (including “Wondrous Things” and “Christ Has Conquered All“). This Sunday we’ll introduce her latest song and I trust that all who hear and sing it will be wonderfully blessed. Even reading it will encourage your soul. Here you go:

It Was Finished on the Cross
By Kristie Braselton

Once we all stood as captive slaves
The bonds of sin and death our chains
But he with blood our freedom bought
It was finished on the cross
It was finished on the cross

The weight of sin, the sting of death
Were swallowed up by righteousness
Vanquished by the Son of God
It was finished on the cross
It was finished on the cross

Chorus
And we rejoice in victory
We lift our eyes to Calvary
Before the battle has begun
By Jesus’ blood it has been won
It was finished on the cross

And while our hearts have turned from sin
This flesh is waging war within
Though sin remains, our guilt is gone
It was finished on the cross
It was finished on the cross

His gift of grace our heart betrays
With urge to merit or repay
We need not live to pay the cost
For it was finished on the cross
It was finished on the cross

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  1. #1 by Stan on April 16, 2010 - 3:26 pm

    Absolutely love the lyrics! I am a huge fan of Kristie’s songs anyway. Somehow other Christians around the world need to hear and sing these songs! Do we need to bombard radio stations or record companies or Chris Tomlin or something to make that happen?

    • #2 by lukesimmons on April 16, 2010 - 4:53 pm

      Hey Stan, actually quite a bit of her stuff is starting to get out among other churches. Christ Has Conquered All was sung at last year’s Shepherd’s Conference at John MacArthur’s church and literally hundreds of churches are using it. She’s got a publisher that’s getting things out there. It would be great for a big artist to pick one up and put it on an album, but in the meantime it’s pretty cool that they’re being sung in worship.

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