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Alas and Did My Savior Bleed

Words by Isaac Watts (1674-1748), 1707
Tune: AVON by Hugh Wilson (1764-1824)
Key signature: A flat major (4 flats)
Time signature: 3/4
Public Domain
Organ Performance at Hymns Without Words
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 have 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. 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.