God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.@Romans 5:8

Mrs. N. P. Eno, in Car­ols of Hope, ed­ite­d by Clar­ence M. Sea­mans, Fred­er­ick S. Stan­ton & Fran­cis A. Black­mer (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ad­vent Chris­tian Pub­li­ca­tion So­ci­e­ty, 1906), page 178.

Ka­raj ar­ranged by Mrs. F. Barnes (🔊 pdf nwc).

How can it be? How can it be?
The story told on Calvary,
Where Jesus died upon the tree,
From sin and death to set us free.

Refrain

Oh, it was love, ’twas wondrous love,
That brought our Savior from above
To give His life upon the tree,
From sin and death to set us free.

Why was it so? Why was it so?
That Jesus’ blood would have to flow
This sinful, fallen race to save,
From death eternal in the grave.

Refrain

Why should He die? Why should He die?
For sinners vile who Him deny—
When He was pure and knew no sin,
Why should He die such souls to win?

Refrain