Advent Hymnals

212. AT THE CROSS

Christ in Song,

1.
Alas!  and did my Saviour bleed,
And did my Sov'reign 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.

2.
Was it for deeds that I have done,
He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity, grace unknown,
And love beyond degree!  [Chorus]

3.
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]



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Title At the Cross
Key E Major
Titles At the cross, at the cross, where I first saw the light,
First Line Alas! and did my Saviour bleed
Author Isaac Watts
Year 1908
Composer R. E. Hudson
Hymnal -
Tune Alas! and did my Saviour bleed
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# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Christ: Cross of Christ; Christ: Christ's Sufferings
Texts Isaiah 45:22
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