Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Alas, and did my Savior Bleed

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

Was it for sins 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

My God, why would You shed Your blood
So pure and undefiled
To make a sinful one like me
Your chosen, precious child? (Isaac Watts & Bob Kauflin)

Grace upon grace,
JRL

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