Kathy November 23, 2010-12:04 +1. the lyrics are very emotional and must help anyone who have lost their way in life to find peace and tranquility in a troubled world, i hope. Nothing really fancy about it. My OpinionI think like all music, poetry, or art, this song has different meanings to different people. ... “And Can It Be” was written immediately following Charles Wesley’s conversion to Christianity on May 21, 1738. That's the real purpose of any art, I think, is to connect with others. McCartney may very well have meant his mother, or he may have meant Mother Mary, but I think he probably meant both. Meaning to "May It Be" song lyrics (17 meanings) keith dawson May 2, 2011-14:49 +2. Read the lyrics to And Can It Be and discover the inspirational story and meaning behind one of the most popular hymns of all time! It is a simple, beautiful song.