Saturday, April 15, 2017

GOOD FRIDAY


AND CAN IT BE
by Charles Wesley
published 1738

  1. And can it be that I should gain
    An int’rest 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? 
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    • Refrain:
      Amazing love! How can it be,
      That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
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  3. ’Tis myst’ry 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.
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  5. 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!
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  7. Long my imprisoned spirit lay,
    Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
    Thine eye diffused a quick’ning ray—
    I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
    My chains fell off, my heart was free,
    I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.
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  9. 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.

We had a beautiful and meaningful Good Friday service last night.  And now we wait for Easter.


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    1. And tomorrow the Son will shine!

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    1. I do too. It's one of my favorites.

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  3. this is so meaningful and beautiful Kathy. Have you ever heard the song Amazing Love? Your post reminded me of it. Wishing you and your family a very Happy and blessed Easter.

    Tamara

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    1. It's the same song, just a different title.

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  4. Can you believe that I never heard this song until I was an adult? Now it's one of my favorites. Oh, the words . . .

    Blessings as you celebrate His resurrection!!

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    1. Blessings to you also. Happy Resurrection Day!

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  5. Wishing you and yours a very Blessed Easter!
    Love that song =)

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  6. It's been awhile since I've sang that song. Yes, Sunday's coming and will celebrate Jesus' resurrection from the dead! Hallelujah!

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  7. Amazing love doesnt even half describe what He did for us, by going to that old rugged cross and dying for me and you, so that we could be in glory with Him one day. Happy Easter!

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  8. So beautiful! We need to realize exactly how much He gave for you & me. Such a price! Can't wait for Sunday!

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