1 Alas! and did my Savior bleed,
and did my Sovereign 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 its glories in,
when Christ, the mighty Maker, died
for his own creature's sin. (Refrain)
4 Thus might I hide my blushing face
while his dear cross appears,
dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
and melt mine eyes to tears. (Refrain)
5 But drops of tears 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:||Isaac Watts (1707)|
|Author (refrain):||Ralph E. Hudson (1885)|
|Scripture:||Romans 12:1; 1 Corinthians 1:18; Galatians 6:14; Isaiah 53:4; Matthew 27:45|
|Refrain First Line:||At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light|
|Composer:||Ralph E. Hudson (1885)|
|Composer (refrain melody):||John H. Hewitt (1864)|