Sunday, 18 March 2012

Music in the Morning No. 288 - Praise the Lord

 

This morning we have a very powerful hymn written by Charles Wesley although the treatment is modern.

Join me as I sing along.

 

Phatfish and Lou Fellingham                                               And Can It Be

 
And Can It Be

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

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 with righteousness divine,
Bold I approach the eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.
Bold I approach the eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.

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?

 


Thanks be to God.

5 comments:

Claude said...

Thanks be to God!

Claude said...

This version was a bit easier for me to sing than the well known one.

I also sing your Hymn: "Teach me, Lord Jesus", every morning and evening. Also sometimes, in the middle of the day, when life is a bit frustrating. It helps!

CalumCarr said...

Thanks, Claude. I knew my words were not really mine but from Our Lord Jesus!

Liz said...

What a clear voice she has!
And great words of course.

James Higham said...

Good stuff, Calum.