279. Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed?

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)

Text Information
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)
Publication Date: 1974
Meter: C.M. Ref.
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
Tune Information
Composer: Ralph E. Hudson (1885)
Meter: C.M. Ref.
Key: E♭ Major

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