Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed

As mentioned in my previous post, Fanny Crosby was converted when she heard this hymn being played. This was in 1850 when she was 30 years old.

In her own words:

And when they reached the 3rd line of the last verse:

“Here, Lord, I give myself away;
‘Tis all that I can do.”

I surrendered myself to the Saviour, and my very soul was flooded with celestial light. I sprang to my feet, shouting “Hallelujah.”

Lyrics: Isaac Watts
Music: Hugh Wilson
Harmony: Robert A. Smith

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

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 God, the mighty maker, died
For man the creature’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.

I think it was probably this tune they used instead of the one in my previous post. Does anyone out there know for sure?

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