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Lyrics to Alas and Did My Savior Bleed

Lyrics to “Alas, and Did My Savior Bleed” 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?

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.


Tune “Martyrdom,” by Hugh Wilson (Fenwick, Scotland) 1766
Lyrics by Isaac Watts, 1707