1 Alas! And did my Savior bleed?
And did my Sov'reign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For sinners such 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 his glories in,
When Christ, 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 my self away,
’Tis all that I can do! (Refrain)
|First Line:||Alas! and did my Savior bleed?|
|Title:||Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed?|
|Author (Refrain):||Ralph E. Hudson (1885)|
|Author:||Isaac Watts (1707)|
|Scripture:||Isaiah 53:4; Romans 12:1|
|Topic:||Christ: Death; Testimony, Hymns of; Witness, Hymns of|
|Refrain First Line:||At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light|