from fear to FAITH

And can it be? February 29, 2008

Filed under: Questions,Song Lyrics — tracysbluehouse @ 4:23 am
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And can it be that I should gain 
An interest in the Saviour’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: 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.

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.

Music: Thomas Campbell (1777 – 1844) 
Words: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)

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