Thursday, April 11, 2013

And Can It Be: A Testimony to God's Sovereign Grace!

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, should die for me?

CHORUS: Amazing love!  How can it be
That Thou, my God, should die for me?
Amazing love!  How can it be
That Thou, my God, should 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!

3. 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.

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 the eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.

A beautiful rendition of this classic hymn of testimony can be found here.


Sandy said...

This is one of my favorite hymns. Sit, close your eyes and listen, concentrate to the words of the song. Brings me to tears EVERY SINGLE time. AMAZING LOVE!

Dr. Mac said...

Thanks so much, Sandy, for expressing just what I sense, too, when the message of this hymn hits home. Why should He set His heart upon the likes of us, from all eternity..? No answer but His own good pleasure.