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512. At the Cross

1 Alas! and did my Savior bleed,
and did my Sovereign 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 its glories in,
when Christ, the mighty Maker, died
for his own creature's sin. (Refrain)

4 Thus might I hide my blushing face
while his dear cross appears,
dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
and melt mine eyes to tears. (Refrain)

5 But drops of tears 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: Isaac Watts (1707)
Author (refrain): Ralph E. Hudson (1885)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: C.M.Ref.
Scripture: Romans 12:1; 1 Corinthians 1:18; Galatians 6:14; Isaiah 53:4; Matthew 27:45
Language: English
Refrain First Line: At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light
Tune Information
Composer: Ralph E. Hudson (1885)
Composer (refrain melody): John H. Hewitt (1864)
Meter: C.M.Ref.
Key: E♭ Major

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