1 Alas! and did my Savior bleed,
And did my Sovereign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For such a one as I?
At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light,
And the burden of my heart rolled away -
It was there by faith I received my sight,
And now I am happy all the day!
2 Was it for crimes that I have done
He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity! Grace unknown!
And love beyond degree! [Refrain]
3 Well might the sun in darkness hide,
And shut its His glories in,
When God, the mighty Maker, died
For man the creature's sin. [Refrain]
4 But drops of grief can ne'er repay
The debt of love I owe:
Here, Lord, I give myself away -
'Tis all that I can do! [Refrain]
|First Line:||Alas! And did my Savior bleed?|
|Title:||At the Cross|
|Author (verses):||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748|
|Author (refrain):||Ralph E. Hudson, 1843-1901|
|Scripture:||1 Corinthians 1:18|
|Topic:||Jesus Christ: His Blood; Jesus Christ: His Cross|
|Refrain First Line:||As the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light|