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Amazing Love Lyrics and Music

The encouraging words and lyrics of the popular hymn begin with "1 And can it be that I should gain An int'rest in the Savior's blood" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Amazing Love" hymn were written by its English author Charles Wesley. The author of the hymn, Charles Wesley, was born on December 18, 1707 and died on March 29, 1788. The soaring music that accompanies the "Amazing Love" song of praise was composed by Thomas Campbell.  The composer of the music to the "Amazing Love" hymn, Thomas Campbell, was born on 1777 and died on 1844. We have placed "Amazing Love" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the glorifying lyrics of this popular Christian song and traditional church hymn.

Amazing Love Hymn
Title: Amazing Love *** Name of Composer: Thomas Campbell *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Charles Wesley *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs



Author of the Lyrics
The author of the inspirational words of the "Amazing Love" lyrics, Charles Wesley (December 18, 1707-March 29, 1788), was born in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England and achieved fame as a leader of the Methodist movement and his prolific hymn writing of over 6000 hymns.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Amazing Love", Thomas Campbell (1777-1844), was born in Sheffield, England and became famous as a musician and composer.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Amazing Love
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Charles Wesley (December 18, 1707 to March 29, 1788)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Thomas Campbell (1777 to 1844)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "1 And can it be that I should gain An int'rest in the Savior's blood"
First Publication Date: 1738


Amazing Love Lyrics

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, should die for me?

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

2 '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]

3 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]

4 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]

5 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]

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