“For the word of the cross…is the power of God.” – 1 Corinthians 1:18
At the Cross
Alas, and did my Savior bleed,
And did my Sov’reign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For sinners such as I?
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!
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 Calv’ry’s 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.
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