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And Can It Be?
Words by Charles Wesley
Music by Thomas Campbell

Acts 12:7
"And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison:
and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly.
And his chains fell off from his hands."

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          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!

            Amazing love!  How can it be,
            That Thou, my God, shouldst die for 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,

            Amazing love!  How can it be,
            That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me.


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