AND CAN IT BE THAT I SHOULD GAIN?

 

 

 

Methodists love to sing hymns.  It is said that the Methodist Church was “born to sing”.

 

We enjoy hymns from different centuries – ancient and modern, but most Methodists particularly enjoy singing hymns by Charles Wesley – the brother of John.

 

Printed below are the words of one of Wesley’s great hymns about the love of God  “And Can It Be That I Should Gain?”

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And can it be that I should gain                         
An interest 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?                             
          
 
’Tis mystery all: the Immortal dies:                        No condemnation now I dread;
Who can explore His strange design?                 Jesus, and all in Him, is mine
In vain the firstborn seraph tries                         Alive in Him, my living Head,
To sound the depths of love divine.                     And clothed in righteousness divine,
’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore,                            Bold I approach the eternal throne,
Let angel minds inquire no more.                        And claim the crown, through Christ my own
’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore;                            Bold I approach the Eternal throne,
 Let angel minds inquire no more                        And claim the crown, through Christ my own
 
He left His Father’s throne  above    
So free, so infinite is 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!
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me

 

 



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