Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed?
By: Isaac Watts
Alas! and did my Savior bleed
And did my sovereign die?
Would He devote that sacred Head
For sinners such as I?
Was it for sins that I had done
He suffered 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 great Redeemer, died
For man the 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 my self away-
’Tis all that I can do. Amen
Topics: Hymns and Worship