"Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed"
                           by Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
                                  Text From:
               (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.120

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

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

        3. Well might the sun in darkness hide
        And shut his glories in
        When God, the mighty Maker, died
        For man the creature's sin.

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

        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.

Notes: Hymn #154 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Heb. 10:4 Author: Isaac Watts, 1709 Composer: William Daman, 1579 Tune: "Southwell" 1st Published in: _Psalter_
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