1 Alas, and did my Savior bleed,
And did my Sovereign 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 had 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 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.