154. 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 crimes 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 his glories in
When God, the mighty Maker, died
For man the creature's sin.

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

5 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.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Alas! and did my Savior bleed
Title: Alas! and did my Savior bleed
Author: Isaac Watts (1707)
Publication Date: 1941
Meter: C.M.
Scripture: Luke 23:44-46
Topic: The Church Year: Lent
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: MARTYRDOM
Composer: hugh Wilson (1884)
Meter: C.M.
Key: G Major



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