Learn the newest song we’re singing
Beginning in April, Redemption Christian Church will be singing a new song together called “It Is Finished,” originally performed by The Modern Post and written by Dustin Kensrue and Brian Eichelberger.
The song takes the words of Jesus on the cross and turns them into a victory cry for the people He has redeemed through His work on the cross of Calvary. Jesus has finished the work of our salvation, there’s no deeds we can do to accomplish it and, as the lyrics say, “there’s no rite nor magic words.” He has done it for us. This is fantastic news.
Songwriter Dustin Kensrue likens this work of Jesus to the Allies landing on Normandy in World War II. The war was, essentially, won by the Allied forces and lost for the Axis forces at that point — but the battle still had to be fought. In the same way for us as believers, Jesus has won the victory — the battle — but He has still given us work to do in proclaiming the Gospel to the world. So, because of Jesus’ finished work on the cross, we can be bold and confident in our lives while spreading the good news.
Take a look at the above video to see Redemption worship ministers Daniel Ross and Caleb Spencer leading this song acoustically. It moves fairly quickly, so watch several times to get the song planted in your head so we can sing it loudly together beginning in April.
It Is Finished
There’s no deed that can redeem us
There’s no rite nor magic word
Only by the work of Jesus
Can salvation be secured
It is finished He has done it
Let your weary heart rejoice
Our redemption is accomplished
Raise a shout with ragged voice
And go bravely into battle
Knowing he has won the war
It is finished lift your head (and weep no more)
There’s no sacrifice to offer
There’s no penance to complete
Freely drink of living water
Without money come and feast
Let every sinner rejoice
Hear the dying victor’s cry
Raise up your voice
Sing it out through earth and sky