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.
Femi Amos

Osogbo, Osun, Nigeria

The horror He went through just to redeem our condemned souls is unimaginable. Thank you Jesus!

Kopiyo Ager

Migori, Nyanza, Kenya

This song reminds me of one retired pastor Pharez Ombwayo.

He would remind our small Bande girls sabbath school congregants about how expensive and painful it was for Jesus to redeem the lost.

Every time he come to preach this would be his proposed music.


It was at the cross where we all were set free, where all our pain and sorrows nailed to the bloodstained cross, where all sicknesses and every manner of infirmities were defeated and also where we were drawn closer to the ALMIGHTY.

Khai Dal

Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States

Amazing and I loved it the Music ❤️


Leinster, Ireland

Praise the Lord

Dr. Alan Parrish

Nashville, TN, United States

This seemingly simple hymn, written in ABAB form, set to a lilting melody, was written by a teenage boy who grew tired of the music of the Anglican Church. It was radical! Instead of all this showy, complex musical composition that few could master, Isaac Watts brought praise to the people. Simple choruses, but full of emotion! Easy to remember, catchy... they may have been derided as "jingles" by some, but Watts -- and the blind girl his music inspired, Miss Fanny Crosby -- brought the Word of God to life in musical form and put it in a book for all to learn and sing. A revolutionary indeed!

Ana Lara

Storrs, Connecticut, United States

Isaac Watts was a rather amazing character on every aspect (except in appearance, as he was all of 5 feet tall! ) At the time of his birth, his father was in prison for being a “dissenter“ of the Church of England. Isaac learned Latin at age 4, picked up Greek by age 9, and Hebrew at 13. As a teenager, he was frustrated with the tedious music of the Anglican Church, so his father challenged him to write church songs. He responded by setting out on a hymn-writing frenzy, eventually composing 600 of the best known hymns, mostly written in his teens and twenties! Eventually, Watts became known as the “Father of English hymnody. ” This hymn, “Alas! and did my Savior Bleed, ” spoke powerfully and convincingly to the blind Fanny Crosby 100 years later, and then she became a greater hymn writer herself.

L. Codington


Nairobi, Kitui, Kenya

Good song


Staten Island, New York, United States


Batabaire Noah

Kampala, Somerset, Uganda

I have loved this song for nearly 15 years now. I first learnt about in high school and now it's many years gone but I still feel the rhythm. Glory be to God Almighty 🙏