Friday, March 29, 2013

At the Cross!

 
Alas! and did my Savior bleed
And did my Sovereign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For sinners such as I?
Refrain
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!

Thy body slain, sweet Jesus, Thine—
And bathed in its own blood—
While the firm mark of wrath divine,
His Soul in anguish 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 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.

But drops of grief can ne’er repay
The debt of love I owe:
Here, Lord, I give my self away
’Tis all that I can do.
Isaac Watts, 1707

This is one of my favorite songs from my childhood memories.
I sang this at the kitchen sink while doing dishes with my Mom.

The cross is a symbol of faith....
that allows us to run the race, empowered by God's grace.
And exclaim..."Jesus is Lord"



7 comments:

  1. I'm singing along with you, Marg. Love this old hymn!

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  2. Beautiful words Marg. I wish I could hear you and Ellen singing it!! Have a wonderful Easter!

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  3. A beautiful song to be reminded of on this Good Friday.

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  4. Easter is a wonderful time of year with the resurrection of the Savior.

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  5. My heart is so touched by the words of all the old familiar hymns. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. What a beautiful post -- and what a beautiful church. Is it near where you live? I love the cheery yellow colour. xoxox

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    1. Yes, it's just a short bike ride down the road...
      Thanks for stopping by....Do you have a blog?

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