Monthly Song, Music, Nov 2020

Songs of the Faith – November 2020

Hymn Title: And Can It Be, That I Should Gain?

Author: Charles Wesley

Text below copied from The hymn is in the public domain.

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, should die for me?

Amazing love! how can it be
That Thou, my God, should 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. [Refrain]

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. [Refrain]

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. [Refrain]

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. [Refrain]

Sing with joy in the knowledge of salvation purchased by Jesus Christ our LORD!


Monthly Hymns and Songs

I plan to post a hymn or song of the Christian faith each month with the title “Songs of the Faith” along with the month and year. If the song is in the public domain, I will post the complete text. If not, I will post the text with a copyright notice, if allowed, or a link to the lyrics elsewhere.

The songs posted will be either well-known hymns that enjoy a rich tradition of being sung among the saints, or modern songs that conserve the values of God’s Word, without borrowing from worldly patterns and forms or appealing to emotion at the expense of representing God as He truly is.

If you have suggestions for songs to add, please let me know by posting at

The first such post will start tomorrow with Charles Wesley’s And Can It Be?