Alas and did MY Savior Bleed

Connie Sanchez

Alas and did MY Savior Bleed

 Isaac Watts 1674-1740

Isaac Watts points out the contrast between the unworthy sinner and the marvelous sacrifice Jesus made on the cross.


The question, “Was it for crimes that I have done?” has lead sinners to say, “Here Lord I give myself away tis all that I can do”.

At the age of 30 a blind woman heard the choir sing this hymn and gave her self away. She said her soul was “flooder with celestial light”.  Her name – Fanny Crosby.

  1. Alas! and did my Savior bleed And did my Sov’reign 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 Christ, 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 my 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.

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