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.
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

John Couillard

High Point, NC, United States

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


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