Covenant Life Church – And Can It Be

And Can It Be was written by Charles Wesley, and first published in 1738. Charles and his brother, John Wesley, played a significant role of the development of Christianity in both England and the American colonies, and the establishment of the Methodist movement. While Johns influence was felt through his leadership and preaching, Charles influenced many more people through his songs. He wrote over 5500 hymns, which include Christ the Lord is Risen Today, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, and O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing, and many other hymns that have served Christians for centuries. This hymn describes the wonder that fills our hearts when we consider the mercy that caused God to take on flesh and die in our place. Verse one highlights our culpability, as we were the ones who actually pursued him to death. Verse two tells of Christs incarnation and death. Verse three describes the creation of a Christian, as God brings him from death to life. Verse four boldly claims that we can approach Gods throne because we have been united with Christ and are eternally clothed in his righteousness. (from This video shows the tune, Sagina written by Thomas Campbell, that this hymn is usually sung to. Music Sheet: Chords (Full): Chords (Simple): Ciberhymnal: These are the stanzas traditionally sung although the original hymn had 6 stanzas, probably because they seem too subjective although i personally
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