Alas, and did my Savior bleed,
And did my Sov'reign 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!

2. Was it for crimes that I had done
He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity, grace unknown,
And love beyond degree!

3. Well might the sun in darkness hide,
And shut his glories in,
When Christ the mighty Maker died
For man, the creature's sin.

4. Thus might I hide my blushing face
While Calvary's cross appears,
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
And melt mine eyes to tears.

5. 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.

Isaac Watts
Chorus: Ralph E. Hudson
photo: from the net


Ginny said...

Beautiful words.

Karen said...

I love this hymn...verse 5 brings the tears...

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I just praise God that the sacrifice has been paid for my sins.Halelujah what a Savior.

ellen b. said...

Singing along. Love this hymn/song!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love this old hymn, Karin... I am singing along as I read the words... Thanks for sharing.

George said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful hymn with us.

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

This has been a favorite hymn for ages. Such poignant words that have always gripped my heart at the wonder of His great love for us.

Perfect as we 'do this in remembrance' of Him during this season.

Anonymous said...

So very beautiful. Thank you Karin for sharing the lyrics of this old favorite.

Glenda said...

I'm glad we still sing this beautiful old hymn; it never gets old - because its message will never grow old!

Velvet Over Steel said...

Beautiful hymn... one of my favrites! Thanks for sharing with us!! XOXO ~ Coreen

Doris Sturm said...

Ich liebe die Osterzeit und nicht nur wegen den Osterhasen ;-)

Beautiful hymn!

Karabeth Bapt. Homeschool said...

A beautiful hymn!

Anonymous said...

Hey - I am certainly delighted to find this. cool job!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

A beautiful song...especially to be reminded of this week.

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Praise God ... singing with you. Also wanted to thank you for uplifting Joshua in prayer.

Marlene said...

One of my favorite hymns and favorite hymn writers.

*The Old Geezer said...

Amen Sister Karin! I love that hymn! :-)

God bless you and have a great Easter :-)