He gave himself for me

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1 Once I was dead in sin,
And hope within me died;
But now I’m dead to sin—
With Jesus crucified.

And can it be that "He loved me,
And gave Himself for me"?
And can it be that "He loved me,
And gave Himself for me"?

2 O height I can not reach,
Oh depth I can not sound,
Oh love, O boundless love,
In my Redeemer found. [Refrain]

3 Oh cold, ungrateful heart
That can from Jesus turn,
When living fires of love
Should on His altar burn. [Refrain]

4 I live—and yet, not I,
But Christ that lives in me;
Who from the law of sin
And death hath made me free. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11521

Author: Arthur T. Pierson

Pierson, Arthur Tappan, D.D., was born in New York city, March 6, 1837, and educated at Hamilton College. He entered the Presbyterian ministry in 1830, and was pastor successively in Binghampton and in Waterford, New York, and Fort Street, Detroit; his last charge being the Bethany Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia. (Duffield's English Hymns, 1886, p. 576.) Dr. Pierson's hymns include:— 1. Once I was dead in sin. Praise for Salvation. 2. The Gospel of Thy grace. The Love of God in Christ. 3. To Thee, O God [Lord], we raise. Divine Beneficence. 4. With harps and with viols there stand a great throng. The New Song. Of these hymns, No. 3 is in Hymns and Songs of Praise, N. Y., 1874, and the Laudes Domini, N. Y., 1884;… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Once I was dead in sin, And hope within me died
Title: He gave himself for me
Author: Arthur T. Pierson
Refrain First Line: And can it be that He loved me



The Cyber Hymnal #11521
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The Cyber Hymnal #11521

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