Sunday, March 12, 2017

And Can It Be


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 God, should die for me?

Refrain:
Amazing love! how can it be
That Thou, my God, should die for me!

'Tis mystery all! Th'Immortal dies!
Who can explore His strange design?
In vain the firstborn seraph tries
To sound the depths of love divine!
'Tis mercy all! let earth adore,
Let angel minds inquire no more. [Refrain]

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. [Refrain]

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. [Refrain]

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. [Refrain]

Charles Wesley (1738)

This is one of my favorite hymns.  Such a beautiful reminder that it is only by God's loving grace that we are saved.  Amen!

12 comments:

  1. My dear Gina, thank you for sharing my very most favorite hymn ever. I sing it all the time. I love it because it truly is amazing how Christ died for me...How can it be? xx

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    1. I sing it often too, Dianna. Not all the verses - I can't remember that much! :-)

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  2. Love this hymn, Gina. I am sitting here singing this wonderful old hymn right now. Thank you for sharing this uplifting standard.

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    1. You are very welcome, Kim. It is so comforting.

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  3. wonderful hymn to start off the week, hope you have a good one!

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    1. I find the verses very reassuring, Connie. Always a good start to a week! xo

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  4. Dear Gina,

    Thank you for sharing a lovely hymn by a very talented hymn writer! May you have God's blessings during this week.

    Love,

    Marqueta

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    1. Thank you so much, Marqueta. Love to you and your family!

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  5. This is a favorite of mine too. Amazing grace ~ He died for me!

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