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Lent 2022: Alas and Did My Savior Bleed



 

Holy Saturday

April 16, 2022


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?


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 myself away, ’Tis all that I can do.


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!


Refrain: I do believe, I do believe That Jesus died for me; And through His blood, His precious blood I am from sin set free.


Isaac Watts

Ralph E. Hudson

 

Lent 2022

We invite you to join us on a 40-day journey of prayer, financial sacrifice, physical activity, and spiritual connection.


Each day a new reflection with a scripture and prayer will be posted on the Metropolitan AME Church website and social media to encourage you as we prepare for Resurrection join us as we are reminded, awakened to the great power of God within us, and connect to our role in building with God a world of justice.


Read along with us each day or download the book to read and write along with us offline.


 

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