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 -
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! [Refrain]
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. [Refrain]
4 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! [Refrain]