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]
|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|
|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|
|Refrain First Line:||At the cross, at the cross|
|Composer (verses):||Ralph E. Hudson, 1843-1901|
|Composer (refrain):||John H. Hewitt, 1801-1890|
|Love Beyond Degree||At the Cross||ALAS AND DID MY SAVIOR BLEED (United Methodist Hymnal 359)|
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