1 Alas! and did my Savior bleed,
and did my sovereign die?
Would he devote that sacred head
for sinners such as I?
2 Was it for crimes that I have done,
he groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity, grace unknown,
and love beyond degree!
3 Well might the sun in darkness hide
and shut its glories in,
when Christ, the mighty Maker, died
for his own creatures' sin.
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.
|First Line:||Alas! and did my Savior bleed|
|Title:||Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed|
|Author:||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748|
|Scripture:||Isaiah 53:4; Luke 23:3-43; Romans 12:1; Mark 15:22-32; John 19:17-24; Matthew 27:33-44; John 1:1-2; Isaiah 53:5; Luke 23:26-43|
|Composer:||Hugh Wilson, 1764-1824|
|Adapter:||Robert Smith, 1780-1829|