Author of the Lyrics
The author of the illuminating
words of the "And Can It Be that I Should Gain " 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 "And Can It Be that I Should Gain ", Thomas Campbell (July 27, 1777-June 15, 1844),
was born in Glasgow, Scotland and
became famous as a composer and musician.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: And Can It Be that I Should Gain
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Charles Wesley (December 18, 1707
to March 29, 1788)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Thomas Campbell (July 27, 1777 to
June 15, 1844)
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "And can it be that I should gain An interest in the Savior's blood?"
First Publication Date:
And Can It Be that I Should Gain Lyrics
And can it be, that I should gain
An interest in the Saviour'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, shoulds't die for me?
'Tis mystery all! The Immortal dies:
Who can explore His strange design?
In vain the first-born seraph tries
To sound the depths of love divine.
'Tis mercy all! let earth adore,
Let angel minds inquire no more.
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 the eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.