"All Gone" - A Worship Song Inspired by Charles Spurgeon

by Eric Schumacher November 15, 2018

In his sermon, “Forgiveness Made Easy,” Charles Spurgeon rejoiced over the full and final forgiveness we have in Jesus Christ:

All our transgressions are swept away at once, carried off as by a flood, and so completely removed from us that no guilty trace of them remains They are all gone! O ye believers, think of this, for the all is no little thing: sins against a holy God, sins against his loving Son, sins against gospel as well as against law, sins against man as well as against God, sins of the body as well as sins of the mind, sins as numerous as the sands on the sea shore, and as great as the sea itself: all, all are removed from us as far as the east is from the west. All this evil was rolled into one great mass, and laid upon Jesus, and having borne it all he has made an end of it for ever. When the Lord forgave us he forgave us the whole debt. He did not take the bill and say, “I strike out this item and that,” but the pen went through it all;—PAID. It was a receipt in full of all demands, Jesus took the handwriting which was against us and nailed it to his cross, to show before the entire universe that its power to condemn us had ceased for ever. We have in him a full forgiveness.

The greatness of both our sin and our forgiveness should inspire us to sing the greatness of our Savior, Jesus Christ. He bore our sins in his body. He removed our transgression through his death. In his death, the work was finished. In his resurrection, we see the evidence that our sin is gone. Spurgeon's words inspired this song:

"All Gone"

Sins against the Holy One,
Sins against his loving Son,
Sins against his law we’ve done—

Sins against both God and man,
Sins that we have boldly planned,
Sins outnumbering the sand—

What grace! No trace remains.

They’re all gone, all gone.
Far as the east is from the west,
Into the ocean they are cast.

They’re all gone, all gone.
He has removed our ev’ry debt,
Covered our shame and our regret.
They’re all gone.

All the justice we deserved,
All the punishment we earned,
Holy wrath without reserve.

Poured upon the righteous one,
Once for all the work is done,
Now the victory is won.

A lyric video of "All Gone" is available for viewing here.