Saturday, July 11, 2015

{Sunday} Morning Worship & Praise

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

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?

'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.

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 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.

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.  

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

Charles Wesley, 1738 

~Joy in the Sabbath~


  1. This is a beautiful old hymn and one I love very much.


    1. Me, too, Diana! I think it might be one of the most beautiful hymns ever written.

  2. Thank you, Anne, for the post. For more on Charles Wesley and his amazing hymns, please visit the website for the book series, The Asbury Triptych series. The opening book to this trilogy about Francis Asbury features many of the hymns written by Charles Wesley. The book is titled, Black Country. It details much of the early Methodist movement in England before a young Francis Asbury departs England for the American colonies in 1771. Again, thank you for the post. The website for the book series is


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