#110: Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed?

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

When I started typing the words to this song, I was expecting a different tune. But that is because I was thinking of At the Cross (#129) which has a chorus added to these words.

1

Alas! and did my Savior bleed?

And did my Sov’reign die?

Would He devote that sacred head

For such a worm as I?

2

Was it for crimes 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 his glories in,

When Christ, the mighty Maker, died

For man the creature’s 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.

 

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