325. 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 crimes that I have done
He suffered on 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 great Redeemer, died
For human creatures' sin.

4 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.

Text Information
First Line: Alas! And did my Savior bleed
Title: Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2018
Topic: The Celebration of the Gospel Story: Good Friday; Christian Year: Good Friday; Cross (5 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Hugh Wilson, 1766-1824
Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Meter: CM
Key: G Major or modal

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