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66. At the Cross

1 Alas! And did my Savior bleed?
And did my Sov'reign 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 his glories in,
When Christ, the mighty Maker, died
For man the creature's sin. (Refrain)

4 But drops of grief can ne’er repay
The debt of love I owe:
Here, Lord, I give my self away,
’Tis all that I can do! (Refrain)

Text Information
First Line: Alas, and did my Saviour bleed?
Title: At the Cross
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Author (Refrain): Ralph E. Hudson, 1843-1901
Refrain First Line: At the cross, at the cross
Language: English
Publication Date: 1957
Topic: Benevolence; Christ: Cross of; Christ: Death of (4 more...)
Notes: Alternate tune without Refrain: MARTYRDOM, No. 64
Tune Information
Name: [Alas, and did my Saviour bleed?]
Composer: Ralph E. Hudson, 1843-1901
Key: E Major



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