And Can It Be That I Should Gain
Words: Charles Wesley, 1739
Music: Traditional Irish melody, arr. Martin Shaw (1875-1958)
Scripture: Acts 16:26
Charles Wesley's great hymn, "And Can It Be," no. 363 in The United Methodist Hymnal, was written to commemorate his conversion. Many consider it his greatest hymn. It has been set to different tunes in different hymnals. Some consider the SAGINA tune in our hymnal to be difficult for congregations to sing. It is offered here with the WEXFORD CAROL tune, a favorite traditional Irish melody.
And Can It Be That I Should Gain (Sibelius)