Tune: BARNETT

Composer: Shelley B. Johansen

Author: John Newton, 1779, and Shelley B. Johansen

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Verse 1:
I saw One hanging on a tree,
In agony and blood;
who fixed His loving eyes on me,
as near His cross I stood.

Refrain:
O, can it be, upon a tree
the Savior died for me?
My soul is thrilled, my heart is filled
to think He died for me!

Verse 2:
My conscience felt and owned the guilt,
and plunged me in despair:
I saw my sins His blood had shed
and helped to nail Him there.

Refrain:
O, can it be, upon a tree
the Savior died for me?
My soul is thrilled, my heart is filled
to think He died for me!

Verse 3:
A second look He gave, which said,
“I freely all forgive.
This blood is for your ransom paid
I die that you might live.”

Refrain:
O, can it be, upon a tree
the Savior died for me?
My soul is thrilled, my heart is filled
to think He died for me!



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