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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The Cyber Hymnal #8188
Text: My Reins, My Fabric's Every Part
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The Cyber Hymnal #9594
Text: Before The Great Jehovah's Bar
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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 (1 - 56 of 56)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #404
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #588Text
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #147TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #250Text
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #605TextPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #558ScoreAudio
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #396bTextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #376Page Scan
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #216a
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #332
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #452
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #588Text
Hymns of Faith #57TextPage Scan
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #105Page Scan
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #36
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #695TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #773TextPage Scan
New English Praise: a supplement to the New English Hymnal #627
Nyimbo za Imani Yetu #34
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #61Page Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #267Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #111
Rejoice in the Lord #451TextPage Scan
Renew! #193TextPage Scan
Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #45TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #198
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #179Text
Sing and Rejoice!: new hymns for congregations #5
Sing Joyfully #307TextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Singing the Faith #345
Small Church Music #24Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #24
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #347Text
The Christian Life Hymnal #247
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #306
The Cyber Hymnal #22TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #442TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #1415TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2690TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #3587TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4296TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4674TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4896TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4947TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #8037Text
The Cyber Hymnal #8188TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9594TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #203Text
The United Methodist Hymnal #363TextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #290
The Worshiping Church #473TextFlexScorePage Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #209
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #455TextFlexScorePage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #366TextScoreAudioPage Scan
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #178Text
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #280
Include 19 pre-1979 instances



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