And Can It Be

I would like to share with you one of my favorite hymns and 
perfect for this Easter Season. 

Sing loudly and make a joyful noise unto our Lord 
praising His amazing love for us!




1.	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? 

2.	'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. 
	'Tis mercy all! Let earth adore; 
	let angel minds inquire no more. 

3.	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! 
	'Tis mercy all, immense and free, 
	for O my God, it found out me! 

4.	Long my imprisoned spirit lay, 
	fast bound in sin and nature's night; 
	thine eye diffused a quickening ray; 
	I woke, the dungeon flamed with light; 
	my chains fell off, my heart was free, 
	I rose, went forth, and followed thee. 
	My chains fell off, my heart was free, 
	I rose, went forth, and followed thee. 

5.	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. 
	Bold I approach th' eternal throne, 
	and claim the crown, through Christ my own.

The lyrics were from hymnsite
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About Patty B

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36 Responses to And Can It Be

  1. tripodtrippin says:

    Thank you, Patty, I love this hymn. And aren’t we so glad that indeed ‘it CAN be’. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. You shared such truth in this hymn! The brightest Light shines from the laundered rags of sin. Praise to God He lives, and because He lives, we do also. Hallelujah!

  3. Espirational says:

    That brought back memories! I miss the grand old hyms that are so theolocially rich. Especially the ones that sned the sopranos floating up to the rafters.

  4. Kerri says:

    I love the rich language and lovely melodies of English, German and Welsh hymns.

  5. Sydney Fong says:

    Hey, thanks for sharing! Sydney love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Sheryl says:

    I also love the old hymns. They are so beautiful and rich in meaning.

  7. terry1954 says:

    I love the words to this song. I had not heard it before. Thanks for sharing with me Patty

  8. Great song. Yea, Jesus!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Patty, did you know this is my favorite hymn of all? The first time I ever heard it, probably the early 1990’s, I cried when we got to verse four. That is exactly how I felt and what I did when the truth was revealed to me. Powerful, wonderful, amazing hymn. So glad you shared it.

  10. I love this hymn…I could not for the life of me get the tune in my head right….I was trying to sing it but could not get it right…but the words are wonderful…Diane

  11. Alice says:

    “Died He for me? Who caused His pain…” gives me chills–and hope!

  12. LubbyGirl says:

    oh my – one of my favorites too. I can’t even read the words without hearing the song in my mind. thanks so much for sharing this!

  13. What resonated with me are the lines,
    “My chains fell off, my heart was free,
    I rose, went forth, and followed thee. ”

    What could we do to hold this awareness in our day to day challenges? I believe this mindset can make the difference between commitment versus merely trying.

    Shakti

  14. Lori Lipsky says:

    I love this hymn and hadn’t sung it in oh-so-long! Thanks, Patty!

  15. Patty, I love the old hymns. Their words are like a sermon that fills you up with joy and truth for the day. “No condemnation now I dread;”

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  16. For many years I had “And Can it be” listed as one of my funeral hymns. I still love it (especially “my chains fell off . . .”) However, nowadays not many people would know it or be able to sing it, and I have replaced it with Stuart Townend’s “In Christ Alone”

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