Alas, and did my Savior bleed

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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!
2
Was it for sins that I had 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, His creature’s sin.
4
Thus might I hide my blushing face
  While His dear cross appears.
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
  And melt mine eyes to tears.
5
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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John Couillard

High Point, NC, United States

This hymn should be our daily anthem that we sing to ourselves and to others


Makongul

Nairobi, Kenya

The debt of love, I owe

Here, Lord, I give myself away

What a wonderful song that blesses and calms my soul.


Chosen 777

Kingston, Jamaica

Wow I love it


Jonathan

Gatesville, Texas, United States

Beautiful hymn

Lovely ode

Delightful prayer and precious memories

Thank You for the words to this exceptional hymn.


Mercy

Nairobi, Kenya

I think the chorus is for another hymn


Lily

Winterset, Iowa, United States

An absolutely beautiful hymn!!

God be praised for his blessed mercy!


Tyler McGhaw

St. Louis, MO, United States

For so long, I only knew the chorus. But I’m glad to have come across all of the lyrics. Such powerful words.


Edna Gelpi

Cleveland, TN, United States

Thought of this hymn today during my devotions. God is so good all the time


Anonymous

Great song


Lou Camiscioni

Apopka, FL, United States

All those years ago when this was written, the message remains the same now as it did then. Praise God!