Easter is coming! Such a glorious holiday. I’m going to spend the week looking at some hymns focused on Jesus and His death and resurrection. I hope the words to these hymns, including “Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed” by Isaac Watts, will bless you and help you focus on the wonderful gift of salvation made available through His sacrifice.
1 Alas! and did my Savior bleed,
and did my Sovereign die!
Would he devote that sacred head
for sinners such 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 its glories in,
when God, the mighty maker, died
for his own creature’s sin.
4 Thus might I hide my blushing face
while his dear cross appears;
dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
and melt mine eyes to tears.
5 But drops of tears can ne’er repay
the debt of love I owe.
Here, Lord, I give myself away;
’tis all that I can do.