Song: At the Cross in Make Christ King

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Copyright 1885, by R. E. Hudson

Published in Make Christ King (Copyright 1912, by W. E. Biederwolf)

Lyricist(s):
Watts, Isaac

Page 196
Format: Mixed words and music
Designation: 205
Verses: 4 verses

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At the Cross, #205

Lyrics

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

Chorus
At the cross, at the cross, where I first saw the light,
And the burden of my heart roll’d 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 have 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
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!