Can it Be True?

Tell it again, let me hear the strange story

Author: Ernest G. W. Wesley
Tune: [Tell it again! let me hear the strange story]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Tell it again! let me hear the strange story;
Can it be true that for me Jesus died?
Did He step down from the throne of His glory?
Thorn-crown’d, rejected, was crucified?

Refrain:
Yes, it is true that for thee Jesus suffered;
Yes, it is true that for thee Jesus died.

2 Tell it again! let me hear it; I’m weary,
Weary of sin, of its guilt, of its shame;
Can it be true? for sin’s pathway is dreary,
Shadow’d with sorrow, with darkness, with blame. [Refrain]

3 Tell it again! for my heat, in its sadness,
Longs for the peace which you tell me He gives;
Can it be true that for me there is gladness?
Can it be true that my sins He forgives? [Refrain]

4 Tell it again! I will try to believe it;
If it is true that for me Jesus cares,
Blessed salvation! I now will receive it;
Jesus my sinfulness lovingly bears. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of the Kingdom: prepared for the use of young people's societies and adapter for prayer meetings, Sunday schools and the home #95

Author: Ernest G. W. Wesley

Ernest G. W. Wesley was born and educated in England. At the age of seventeen he started writing for local newspapers. When he was twenty-two he worked as special correspondent for The New York Times in Buenos Aries. While he was in Buenos Aries he became licensed to preach in the Methodist Episcopal Church. He came to the United States in the early 1870's and continued writing and contributing to religious and secular papers. He wrote between five and six hundred hymns and nearly two thousand articles on religious and theological topics. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Tell it again, let me hear the strange story
Title: Can it Be True?
Author: Ernest G. W. Wesley
Refrain First Line: Yes, it is true that for thee Jesus suffered

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