20 June 2010

Sunday Morning Praise



And Can it Be?
by Charles Wesley


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?


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!


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.


'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.


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.

3 comments:

  1. I LOVE this song and it's been on my mind and heart all week! Thank you!

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  2. Looks like I picked a good one this week! Glenn, this is one of my favorites also...I don't know why it took me so long to post it! So glad everyone was blessed by it as I was this morning! :-)

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