Alas, and did my Saviour bleed

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CGS No.: 
272

Verse 1
Alas, and did my Saviour bleed
And did my Sovereign die?
Would He devote that sacred head,
For such a worm as I?

Chorus
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!

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

Chorus
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!

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.

Chorus
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!

Verse 4
Thus might I hide my blushing face
While His dear cross appears,
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
And melt mine eyes to tears.

Chorus
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!

Verse 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!

Chorus
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!