1 Alas! And did my Savior bleed?
And did my Sov'reign 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, (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! (Chorus)
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. (Chorus)
4 Thus might I hide my blushing face
While Calvary's cross appears,
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness
And melt mine eyes to tears. (Chorus)
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! (Chorus)