229. 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?
Amazing love! how can it be
that Thou, my God, shouldest die for me!

2 He left His Father's throne above,
so free, so infinite His grace!
Emptied Himself and came in love,
and bled for Adam's helpless race!
'tis mercy all, immense and free,
for, O my God, it found out me.
Amazing love! how can it be
that Thou, my God, shouldest die for me!

3 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.
Amazing love! how can it be
that Thou, my God, shouldest die for me!

4 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 th'eternal throne,
and claim the crown through Christ my own!
Amazing love! how can it be
that Thou, my God, shouldest die for me!

Text Information
First Line: And can it be that I should gain
Title: And Can It Be
Author: Charles Wesley
Publication Date: 2017
Meter: LMD
Topic: Salvation
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: SAGINA
Composer: Thomas Campbell (1825)
Meter: LMD
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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