#129: At the Cross

(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)


Alas! and did my Savior bleed?

And did my Sov’reign die?

Would He devote that sacred head

For such a worm 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!


Was it for crimes that I have done

He groaned upon the tree?

Amazing pity! grace unknown!

And love beyond degree!



Well might  the sun in darkness hide

And shut his glories in,

When Christ, the  mighty Maker, died

For man the creature’s sin.



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!




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