261. At the Cross

1 Alas! And did my Savior bleed?
And did my Sov'reign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For such a one as I?

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!

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

3 Well might the sun in darkness hide
And shut His glories in,
When Christ, the mighty Maker, died
For man the creature's sin. [Refrain]

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! [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Alas! And did my Savior bleed?
Title: At the Cross
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Author (refrain): Ralph E. Hudson, 1843-1901
Refrain First Line: At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light
Meter: CM with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2011
Topic: Burdens; Faith; Jesus Christ: His Blood (4 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Ralph E. Hudson, 1843-1901
Meter: CM with refrain
Key: E♭ Major

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