Old-Line Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book

Hymn #95: Alas! And Did My Saviour Bleed

Hymn #94 Hymn #96


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95 (C.M.) Isaac Watts

Alas! and did my Saviour bleed,

And did my Sovereign die?

Would He devote that sacred head

For such a worm as I?

Thy body slain, sweet Jesus, Thine,

And bathed in its own blood,

While all exposed to wrath divine,

The glorious Suff'rer stood.

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 its glories in,

When Christ the mighty Saviour died

For man the rebel's sin.

Thus might I hide my blushing face

While His dear cross appears,

Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,

And melt mine eyes to tears.

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.

Hymn #94 Hymn #96