Alas, and did my Savior bleed

Alas, and did my Savior bleed?
  And did my Sovereign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
  For such a worm 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!
Was it for sins that I had done
  He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity! grace unknown!
  And love beyond degree!
Well might the sun in darkness hide,
  And shut His glories in,
When Christ, the mighty Maker, died
  For man, His creature's sin.
Thus might I hide my blushing face
  While His dear cross appears.
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
  And melt mine eyes to tears.
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.
Ifeoma Obiekwe

Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

Alas! and Did My Saviour Bleed n died for a worm as I? What a great debt of love I owe. Here Lord I give all of myself away. That's all I can give. Thank You Jesus for d cross. I will remain indebted to You. Have Your way always in my life

Henrich Brockhaus

Bellingham, WA, United States

Indeed, V. Holland, March 26, 2022, was right in his assessment: "I suspect the ‘chorus’ was added later, and not by Dr Watts. It doesn’t blend with the richness of his wonderful poetry." Richard Miller, July 2, 2016 alludes to this, and then quotes something worthwhile and wonderful.


Something different for the person in charge of running this website: As of late, the blue field, highlighting one stanza after another, has started to jump from 1 to 3 and then to 5. This is happening with every hymn, not just the one above. Henrich

Zachary Samuel

Staten Island, New York, United States

Amazing song

God is Great

Nicholas Florence

Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria

The song is absolutely amazing.

Gaye Sharon Chin

Braintree, Massachusetts, United States

Amen. Yes at The Cross Of JESUS CHRIST 🙏💖 I have been Redeemed. Thank you Jesus Christ 🙏.

V. Holland

Bowdon, Cheshire, United Kingdom

I suspect the ‘chorus’ was added later, and not by Dr Watts. It doesn’t blend with the richness of his wonderful poetry.


United States

This song is the best ''Alas and did my Savior bleed '' amazing



Absolutely love this hymn, especially the second last and final verse. Fanny Crosby, one of the most famous hymn writers of all time, became a born again Christian as she stood up with joy when she heard the final line of this song! It is still so powerful today, God is so good and thank You Jesus for saving my soul from hell and sin in July 2021! God bless my brothers and sisters here in Christ. Lord, use us for Your glory to labor in your ripe harvest.


Haripad, Kerala, India

Good song

Martin Oben


God is Great