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258. 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 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
Author (refrain): Ralph E. Hudson, 1843-1901
Author (verses): Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Publication Date: 2003
Meter: C.M.Ref.
Scripture: Galatians 6:14; Isaiah 53:4; 1 Corinthians 1:18; Romans 12:1; John 1:1-2; 1 John 3:1; Matthew 27:45
Topic: Grace Through Faith
Language: English
Refrain First Line: At the cross, at the cross
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer (verses): Ralph E. Hudson, 1843-1901
Composer (refrain): John H. Hewitt, 1801-1890
Meter: C.M.Ref.
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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