32. And can it be

1 And can it be that I should gain
an int'rest in the Saviour's blood?
Died he for me, who caused his pain?
For me, who him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be
that thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

Refrain:
Amazing love! How can it be
that thou, my God, shouldest die for me?

2 'Tis myst'ery all! th'Immortal dies;
who can explore his strange design?
In vain the first-born seraph tries
to sound the depths of love divine!
'Tis mercy all! Let earth adore,
let angel minds enquire no more. [Refrain]

3 He left his Father's throne above
so free, so infinite his grace;
emptied himself of all but love,
and bled for Adam's helpless race;
'tis mercy all, immense and free;
for, O my God, it found out me. [Refrain]

4 Long my imprisoned spirit lay
fast bound in sin and nature's night;
thine eye diffused a quick'ning ray,
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
my chains fell off, my heart was free;
I rose, went forth, and followed thee. [Refrain]

5 No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in him, is mine!
Alive in him, my living Head,
and clothed in righteousness divine,
bold I approach the eternal throne,
and claim the crown, through Christ my own. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: And can it be that I should gain
Title: And can it be
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
Publication Date: 2000
Meter: 88 88 88 extended
Scripture: Acts 12:7; Ephesians 3:12; Ephesians 4:24; Philippians 2:7; Romans 8:1
Topic: Grace and Providence; Redemption and Salvation; Year A: Palm Sunday: Liturgy of the Passion (4 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: SAGINA
Composer: Thomas Campbell, 1824-1876
Meter: 88 88 88 extended
Key: G Major or modal



Media
More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.




Advertisements