264. At the Cross

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]

Text Information
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
Publication Date: 2001
Meter: CM
Topic: Jesus Christ: His Blood; Jesus Christ: His Cross
Language: English
Refrain First Line: As the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light
Tune Information
Composer: Ralph E. Hudson, 1843-1901
Meter: CM
Key: E♭ Major

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