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!