Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Alas! and Did my Savior Bleed (At the Cross)

Hymn lyrics by Isaac Watts,
Chorus lyrics by Ralph E. Hudson,
Music for "Alas! and Did my Savior Bleed" by Hugh Wilson,
Music for "At the Cross" by Ralph E. Hudson

Verse 1

Alas! and did my Savior bleed,
And did my Sovereign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For such a worm as I?

Chorus (Wilson tune omits)

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!

Verse 2

Thy body slain, sweet Jesus, Thine—
And bathed in its own blood—
While the firm mark of wrath divine,
His soul in anguish stood.


Verse 3

Was it for crimes that I had done
He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity! grace unknown!
And love beyond degree!


Verse 4

Well might the sun in darkness hide
And shut his glories in,
When Christ the mighty Maker died,
For man the creature’s sin.


Verse 5

Thus might I hide my blushing face
While His dear cross appears,
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
And melt my eyes to tears.


Verse 6

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.


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