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.
Benenia Ejovi

Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

I just woke up from a dream singing thins song but not knowing all the lines, another lady joined me in that dream to sing it. It felt so so beautiful that I had to look for the full lyrics. It is indeed a great song and I feel so blessed. Thank you Lord

Onuoha Gabriel

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

At the cross, at the cross, when I first saw the light and the burden of my heart rolled away. Thank You Jesus.


Boston, MA, United States

YES! LOVE this hymn, more like a gospel song. We will be releasing a podcast episode all about Isaac Watts and Ralph Hudson. Two incredible hymn writers. Find Hymn Talk Twin Talk on any podcast app for a lighthearted, highly researched look at the old hymns! #praiseGod

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