78. Alas! And Did My Saviour Bleed

1 Alas! And did my Savior bleed,
And did my Sovereign die!
Would He devote that sacred head
For sinners such as I!

2 Was it for crimes that I had 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 Christ, 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 my self away;
’Tis all that I can do.

Text Information
First Line: Alas! And did my Savior bleed
Title: Alas! And Did My Saviour Bleed
Author: Isaac Watts (1707)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Tune Information
Composer: Hugh Wilson, 1726-1824 (c. 1800)
Adapter and Harmonizer: Robert Smith (1825)
Meter: CM
Key: A♭ Major

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