SAGINA

Composer: Thomas Campbell

Campbell, Thomas, the Poet, has little in common with hymnody. A few of his pieces, including," When Jordan hushed its waters still," are found in a limited number of hymnals. His poetical works, The Pleasures of Hope, Gertrude of Wyoming, and others, have been reprinted several times. He was born at Glasgow, 1777; died at Boulogne, 1844, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Thomas Campbell (1825)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8 with refrain
Incipit: 11235 46721 34275
Key: G Major or modal
Source: The Bouquet, 1825
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

And Can It Be, That I Should Gain?

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?
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Notes

SAGINA, by Thomas Campbell (b. Sheffield, England, 1777; d. England [?], 1844), is almost universally associated with "And Can It Be." Little is known of Campbell other than his publication The Bouquet (1825), in which each of twenty-three tunes has a horticultural name. SAGINA borrows its name from a genus of the pink family of herbs, which includes baby's breath and the carnation. Sing this tune vigorously and in parts, especially at the refrain; singers should be sure to keep the melismas legato, especially in lines 5 and 6.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #147
Text: And Can It Be
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #558
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The Cyber Hymnal #22
Text: And Can It Be That I Should Gain?
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The Cyber Hymnal #442
Text: Behold the Servant of the Lord
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The Cyber Hymnal #1415
Text: Faith Means We're Sure
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The Cyber Hymnal #2690
Text: How Shall the Young Direct Their Way?
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The Cyber Hymnal #3587
Text: A Last Prayer
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The Cyber Hymnal #4296
Text: Modern Christianity
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The Cyber Hymnal #4674
Text: Object of All Our Knowledge Here
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The Cyber Hymnal #4896
Text: O God of Light
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The Cyber Hymnal #4947
Text: O Happy Nation
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #267
Text: And Can It Be
Sing Joyfully #307
Text: And Can It Be That I Should Gain?
The United Methodist Hymnal #363
Text: And Can It Be that I Should Gain
Worship and Rejoice #366
Text: And Can It Be

Instances

Instances (25)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #147TextImageAudioScore
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #250TextImage
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #605Image
Celebration Hymnal #347Image
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #558AudioScore
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #396bText
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #452
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #588
Hymns of Faith #57TextImage
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #695ImageAudio
Nyimbo za Imani Yetu #34
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #267TextImageAudioScore
Rejoice in the Lord #451Text
Renew! #193TextImage
Revival Hymns and Choruses #65
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #198
Sing and Rejoice!: new hymns for congregations #5
Sing Joyfully #307TextImageAudioScore
The Christian Life Hymnal #247
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #306
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #203
The United Methodist Hymnal #363TextImageAudioScore
The Worshiping Church #473TextImage
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #455TextImage
Worship and Rejoice #366TextImageAudioScore