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.

United States

Thanks for making gospel hymns and Bible songs for children available. I've used some midi files you provide (of the melody) to speed up the process of arranging for guitar.

Eileen John

United States

What a wonderful find this morning while reading my Bible online.

Thank You Lord, I will be singing my praises........Love it.

Olutunde A. Adegbite

Brighton, England, United Kingdom

God bless you for this work. So inspiring! I became addicted to listening to it within a very short time. It opened my eyes again to the wonderous works Christ wrought for me on the cross at Calvary. Thank you.

David Jones

London, United Kingdom

I love this song. Isaac Watts was a great instrument of God, esecially in his hymn writing. Who could forget his hymn based on Psalm 98 "Joy to the World"? Thank You, Lord.


Chicago, IL, United States

How have I been a Christian for so long and have not known this hymn? It is so beautiful, heartfelt and moving. The young people should sing this one.


London, United Kingdom

Ever Beautiful

Jorge Arango F.

Armenia, Quindio, Colombia

Praise the Lord Almighty God! I accepted my Saviour Jesus Christ by listening to this great Christian hymn when I was 17 years old. Just now I'm seventy and I'm feeling satisfied by His great mercy to me.

Marjenal D. Endrinal

Butu-an City, Philippines

Amen. It was really lovable song I was really touch it. "Alas" country="and did my Savior bleed" HALLELUJAH!

G. Tthibodeau

Dorval, QC, Canada

His blood was shed for me. Thank you Lord.