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Alas and Did My Savior Bleed

Isaac Watts, 1707

Verse 1
Alas and did my Savior bleed
And did my Sovereign die?
Would He devote that Sacred Head
For such a worm as I?

Verse 2

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

Verse 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.

Verse 4

Thus might I hide my blushing face
While His dear Cross appears,
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
And melt my eyes to tears.

Verse 5

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.

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