Yet another creative outlet

Sometimes I’m here:


Recently some other musicians and I played and sang this song , written by Charles Wesley.  To my mind, it is a perfect combination of clear theology and heart-felt passion:

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? 

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!

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. 

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.

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One Comment on “Yet another creative outlet”

  1. Sandy S Says:

    One of my favorite hymns! And welcome to BYOB!

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