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

Rv Arthur Tappan Pierson DD USA 1837-1911. Born at New York City, NY, he professed faith in Christ at age 13 upon attending a Methodist revival meeting. He was educated at Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, (1857), and Union Theological Seminary (1869). He married Sarah Frances Benedict in 1860, and they had seven children: Helen, Laura, Louise, Delavan, Farrand, Edith, and Anna. He entered Presbyterian ministry in 1860. He pastored successfully at the Congregational Church, Winsted, CT, (summers of 1859 & 1869), Binghampton, NY (1860-1863), Waterford, NY (1863-1869) Fort Street Presbyterian Church, Detroit, M (1869-1882)I, and at Bethany Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA (1883-1889), where he ran a missionary training school and de… 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
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11521
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