Text:And Can It Be?
Author:Charles Wesley
Composer:Thomas Campbell
Composer (choral ending):Joseph Linn

203. And Can It Be?

1 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, shouldst die for me?

Amazing love! how can it be
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

2 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]

3 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]

4 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, thru Christ, my own. [Refrain]


Text Information
First Line: And can it be that I should gain
Title: And Can It Be?
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: with Refrain
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: Christ: Atonement, Crucifixion, Suffering and Death; Christ: Grace, Love and Mercy
Notes: Optional choral ending included
Tune Information
Composer: Thomas Campbell
Composer (choral ending): Joseph Linn
Meter: with Refrain
Key: G Major
Copyright: Choral ending © 1988 NORMAN CLAYTON PUB. CO (a div. of WORD, INC.)

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