98. 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?

2 Was it for sins that I had done
He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity, grace unknown,
And love beyond degree!

3 Well might the sun in darkness hide
And shut its glories in
When God, the mighty maker, died
For his own creatures' sin.

4 Thus might I hide my blushing face
While his dear cross appears,
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
And melt mine eyes to tears.

5 But tears of grief cannot repay
The debt of love I owe;
Here, Lord, I give myself away:
It's all that I can do.

Text Information
First Line: Alas! And did my Savior bleed
Title: Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Meter: C M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Lent; Grace
Tune Information
Composer: Hugh Wilson, 1764-1824
Meter: C M
Key: G Major

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