359. Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed

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1. Alas! and did my Savior bleed,
and did my Sovereign die?
Would he devote that sacred head
for sinners such as I?
Refrain:
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 God, 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: Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed
Author (refrain): Ralph E. Hudson
Author: Isaac Watts (1707)
Publication Date: 1989
Meter: CM with Refrain
Topic: Prevenient Grace: Repentance; Commitment; Forgiveness (5 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: At the cross, at the cross
Tune Information
Name: HUDSON
Arranger: Ralph E. Hudson
Composer: Anonymous
Meter: CM with Refrain
Key: E♭ Major



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