The United Methodist Hymnal


Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed

1.	Alas! and did my Savior bleed, 
	and did my Sovereign die? 
	Would he devote that sacred head 
	for sinners such 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 crimes that I have done, 
	he groaned upon the tree? 
	Amazing pity! Grace unknown! 
	And love beyond degree! 

3.	Well might the sun in darkness hide, 
	and shut its glories in, 
	when God, the mighty maker, died 
	for his own 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 tears can ne'er repay 
	the debt of love I owe. 
	Here, Lord, I give myself away; 
	'tis all that I can do. 

WORDS: Isaac Watts, 1707; Ralph E. Hudson, ca. 1885
MUSIC: Anonymous; Ralph E. Hudson, ca. 1885
Theme: Commitment; Forgiveness; Grace; Gratitude; Jesus Christ: Atonement; Jesus Christ: Cross; Prevenient Grace: Repentance; Service Music: Confession and Pardon Prayer