337. Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed

1 Alas! And did my Savior bleed,
and did my sov'reign die?
Would he devote that sacred head
for sinners such as I?

2 Was it for sins 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 God, the mighty maker, died
for his own creatures’ sin.

4 Thus might I hide my blushing face
while his dear cross appears,
dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
and melt mine eyes to tears.

5 But tears of grief cannot repay
the debt of love I owe;
here, Lord, I give myself away:
'tis all that I can do.

Text Information
First Line: Alas! And did my Savior bleed
Title: Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Meter: C M
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Grace, Faith; Lent
Tune Information
Composer: Hugh Wilson, 1764-1824
Meter: C M
Key: G Major

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