Kiddos on display

We love this song from Songs for the Cross Centered Life by Sovereign Grace. Ruth sang it for us this morning. (I tried to download a silly Ruth video, but blogger denied me!!!)
And Daniel LOVES his tricycle and Keely, our 10 year old lab…

Alas! and did my Savior Bleed

Isaac Watts

Perhaps one of the most prolific hymn-writers, Isaac Watts penned the words (including the word, ‘worm’) to this great hymn in 1707. It was published in the three-volume, Hymns & Spiritual Songs, by Isaac Watts. In 1885, Ralph Hudson added the refrain.

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

Refrain (written by Ralph Hudson)
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!

Thy body slain, sweet Jesus, Thine
And bathed in its own blood
While the firm mark of wrath divine,
His Soul in anguish stood.

Was it for crimes that I had done
He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity! grace unknown!
And love beyond degree!
Well might the sun in darkness hide
And shut his glories in,When Christ,
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 my eyes to tears.

But drops of grief can ne’er repay
The debt of love I owe:
Here, Lord, I give my self away
’Tis all that I can do.