Seize the Moment – Day 795

Today’s hymn focus will be

And Can It Be

Romans 5:8 (NLT)              


 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners..”


Even though Charles Wesley grew up in a strict religious home, went to a Christian college, and went out as a missionary to an American colony, it wasn’t until his journey home and his meeting with a group of Moravians that he came realize that ‘salvation is by faith alone’. He gave his heart to the Lord and wrote “…I confess with joy and surprise the He was able to do exceedingly abundantly  for me above what I ask or think.”


He went on to write new hymns with every new spiritual experience or thought that crossed his mind. Even on his deathbed, he dictated the words to this hymn that we still sing today:


Amazing love! How can it be,

that Thou, my God Shouldst die for me?


We need to wake up and live in the joy and freedom of being alive in Christ, and we are free from all the condemnation of sin. For it is through the sacrifice of Jesus that the price of our redemption was paid in full!
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And Can It Be

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]