Protestant Hymns of the Passion

Alas, and Did My Savior Bleed?

Alas, and did my Savior bleed,
And did my Sov'reign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For such a worm as I?

Thy body slain, sweet Jesus, thine,
And bathed in its own blood,
While all exposed to wrath divine
The glorious Suff'rer 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 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.

index of all hymns at this site/introduction

words: Isaac Watts 1674-174
melody: Martyrdom, by Hugh Wilson (1766-1824), score (.pdf), guitar chords, folk-style midi
or Arlington by Thomas Augustine Arne, 1762 (1710-1778), score (.pdf)
or Abney by Asa Hull (1828-?)
or October by Mitch Cervinka (modern)
or Southern Harmony: Remember Me by William Walker (shaped note singing)

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