Sunday, October 28, 2007

Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed?

(At the Cross)
Lyrics: Isaac Watts (chorus: Ralph E. Hudson)
Music: Hugh Wilson (chorus: Ralph E. Hudson)

Alas! and did my savior bleed?
And did my Sov'reign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For such a worm as I?

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

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

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

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.

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!

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