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.

Refrain:
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

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