773. And Can It Be That I Should Gain

1 And can it be that I should gain
an int'rest in the Savior's blood?
Died he for me, who caused his pain -
for me, who caused his bitter death?
Amazing love! How can it be
that you, my Lord, should die for me?
Amazing love! How can it be
that you, my Lord, should die for me?

2 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!
What mercy this, immense and free,
for, O my God, it found out me!
What mercy this, immense and free,
for, O my God, it found out me!

3 Long my imprisoned spirit lay
fast bound in sin and nature's night.
Your sunrise turned that night to day;
I woke - the dungeon flamed with light!
My chains fell off, your voice I knew;
I rose, went out, and followed you.
My chains fell off, your voice I knew;
I rose, went out, and followed you.

4 No condemnation now I dread,
for Christ, 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.
Bold I approach the eternal throne
and claim the crown, through Christ, my own.

Text Information
First Line: And can it be that I should gain
Title: And Can It Be That I Should Gain
Author: Charles Wesley (1738, alt.)
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Atonement; Christ--Atonement; Salvation
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: SAGINA
Composer: Thomas Campbell (1825)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Key: G Major



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