[Alas, and did my Savior bleed] (Hudson)

Composer: R. E. Hudson

Ralph Hudson (1843-1901) was born in Napoleon, OH. He served in the Union Army in the Civil War. After teaching for five years at Mt. Vernon College in Alliance he established his own publishing company in that city. He was a strong prohibitionist and published The Temperance Songster in 1886. He compiled several other collections and supplied tunes for gospel songs, among them Clara Tear Williams' "All my life long I had panted" (Satisfied). See 101 More Hymn Stories, K. Osbeck, Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1985). Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: R. E. Hudson
Meter: D
Incipit: 13213 54356 54321
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Alas, and Did My Savior Bleed

Alas! and did my Savior bleed,
and did my Sovereign die!
Would he devote that sacred head
for sinners such as I?

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #139
Text: At the Cross
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #157
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
Small Church Music #50
Text: Alas! and did my Saviour bleed
  • PDF Score (PDF)
Timeless Truths #230
Text: At the Cross (Hudson)
  • At_the_Cross_Hudson.pdf (PDF)
  • At_the_Cross_Hudson.xml (XML)
The United Methodist Hymnal #359
Text: Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #258
Text: At the Cross


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Hymns of Faith #153TextPage Scan
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #30Text
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Rejoice Hymns #296
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Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #163
Sing Joyfully #301TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #50Audio
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Songs of Zion #8
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #29
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #323Text
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #188TextPage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #199TextPage Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #79
The United Methodist Hymnal #359TextFlexscoreAudio
The Worshiping Church #512TextPage Scan
This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #71TextPage Scan
Timeless Truths #230TextScoreAudio
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #194Text
Voices: Native American Hymns and Worship Resources #2
Voices: Native American Hymns and Worship Resources #4a
Voices: Native American Hymns and Worship Resources #4b
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Worship and Rejoice #258TextScoreAudioPage Scan
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