“For the word of the cross…is the power of God.” – 1 Corinthians 1:18

At the Cross

Verse 1:
Alas, and did my Savior bleed,
And did my Sov’reign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For sinners such as I?

Chorus:
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!

Verse 2:
Was it for crimes that I had done
He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity, grace unknown,
And love beyond degree!

Verse 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.

Verse 4:
Thus might I hide my blushing face
While Calv’ry’s cross appears,
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
And melt mine eyes to tears.

Verse 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.

 

Words: Isaac Watts (1674-1748); chorus, Ralph E. Hudson (1843-1901)
Music: Ralph E. Hudson (1843-1901)
Words and Music public domain.
pianist: E. Zacek