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 him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be
that thou, my Lord, should die for me?
2 'Tis myst'ry all, th'Immortal dies:
who can explore this 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 inquire no more.
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!
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.
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 th'eternal throne,
and claim the crown, through Christ, my own.
|First Line:||And can it be that I should gain|
|Title:||And Can It Be That I Should Gain|
|Author:||Charles (or John) Wesley (1739)|
|Scripture:||Acts 16:16; Romans 8:1; Ephesians 6:14; 1 Peter 1:11-12|
|Topic:||Biblical Characters: Adam; Faith and Aspiration; Jesus Christ: Grace|
|Name:||JENA (DAS NEUGEBORNE KINDELEIN)|
|Composer (melody):||M. Vulpius (1609)|
|Amazing Love, How Can It Be?||AND CAN IT BE THAT I SHOULD GAIN (Trinity Hymnal 455)|
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|Amazing Grace! Amazing Love!||Amazing Grace! Amazing Love!|