230. At the Cross (Hudson)

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 Thy body slain, sweet Jesus, Thine—
And bathed in its own blood—
While the firm mark of wrath divine,
His soul in anguish stood. [Refrain]

3 Was it for crimes that I had done
He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity! grace unknown!
And love beyond degree! [Refrain]

4 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]

5 Thus might I hide my blushing face
While His dear cross appears,
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
And melt my eyes to tears. [Refrain]

6 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 (Hudson)
Author: Isaac Watts (1707)
Author (refrain): R. E. H. (1885)
Source: The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/a/l/alasand.htm); Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/At_the_Cross_Hudson)
Refrain First Line: At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light
Tune Information
Composer: Ralph E. Hudson (1885)
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/At_the_Cross_Hudson); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/a/l/alasand.htm)

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