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Original


Darkness falls upon the earth.

Hung on high for all to see,

sacrifice of priceless worth,

offered up for you and me.

Now the end is drawing near

for the perfect Son of Man,

and his steady voice rings clear

ending an eternal plan.

"Finished!"


Depth of meaning in that word

uttered in his final breath.

Here, the Son of God is heard

claiming triumph in his death.

Triumph over sin and hell,

triumph over guilt and fear,

and my heart knows all is well

when that word of peace I hear.

"Finished!"


All the voices of regret

haunting me inside my soul.

Words and deeds I can't forget,

thoughts that my assurance stole.

All now stilled as his sweet voice

calls, while I survey his cross,

"Come, believing and rejoice.

For your gain I suffered loss."

"Finished!"


Loss beyond what we can know.

Father, Son, are torn apart.

Darkness, earthquakes, cannot show

what it cost to heal my heart.

But, with understanding dim,

I can grasp enough to know

that I owe my life to him

for that word He said below.

"Finished!"


James Hughes (March 2015)


Metre: Irregular


Tune - "Finished" by Jess Best or “Morfa” by James Hughes


Darkness Falls

MIDI File

Music Score

Darkness Falls.MID

Amended for conventional tune


Darkness falls upon the earth.

Hung on high for all to see,

Sacrifice of priceless worth,

Offered up for you and me.

Now the end is drawing near

For the perfect Son of Man,

And His steady words ring clear

Ending an eternal plan.


Depth of meaning in those words

Uttered in His final breath.

Here, the Son of God is heard

Claiming triumph in His death.

Triumph over sin and hell,

Triumph over guilt and fear,

And my heart knows all is well

When those words of peace I hear.


All the voices of regret

Haunting me inside my soul,

Words and deeds I can't forget,

Thoughts that my assurance stole.

All now stilled as His sweet voice

Calls while I survey His cross,

"Come, believing and rejoice.

For your gain I suffered loss."


Loss beyond what we can know.

Father, Son, are torn apart.

Darkness, earthquakes cannot show

What it cost to heal my heart.

But, with understanding dim,

I can grasp enough to know

That I owe my life to Him

For those words He said below.


James Hughes (March 2015)


Metre: 7.7.7.7.D   


Tune - Aberystwyth - Joseph Parry (1841 - 1903)


Darkness Falls - Aberystwyth.MID Morfa.MID