At the Cross

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Music by John Hill Hewitt, arranged by Ralph E. Hudson
Lyrics by Isaac Watts, refrain by Ralph E. Hudson

VERSE 1

G 
Alas, and did my Savior bleed, 

    C                D 
And did my Sovereign die?

G 
Would He devote that sacred head 

    Am      D7      G 
For sinners such as I?

                                   D 
At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light, 

                                   G 
And the burden of my heart rolled away,

       C                  G 
It was there by faith I received my sight, 

    Am       D7            G 
And now I am happy all the day! 

  
VERSE 2

G 
Was it for crimes that I had done,

   C                D 
He groaned upon the tree?

G 
Amazing pity, grace unknown 

    Am     D7     G 
And love beyond degree!

                                   D 
At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light, 

                                   G 
And the burden of my heart rolled away,

       C                  G 
It was there by faith I received my sight, 

    Am       D7            G 
And now I am happy all the day! 

  
VERSE 3

G 
Well might the sun in darkness hide, 

    C                D 
And shut his glories in,

G 
When Christ the mighty Maker died 

    Am       D7         G 
For man, the creature's sin.

                                   D 
At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light, 

                                   G 
And the burden of my heart rolled away,

       C                  G 
It was there by faith I received my sight, 

    Am       D7            G 
And now I am happy all the day! 

  
VERSE 4

G 
Thus might I hide my blushing face 

      C                 D 
While Calvary's cross appears,

G 
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness, 

    Am      D7      G 
And melt my eyes to tears.

                                   D 
At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light, 

                                   G 
And the burden of my heart rolled away,

       C                  G 
It was there by faith I received my sight, 

    Am       D7            G 
And now I am happy all the day!  

  
VERSE 5

G 
But drops of grief can ne'er repay 

    C              D 
The debt of love I owe;

G 
Here, Lord, I give myself away,

     Am       D7    G 
'Tis all that I can do.

                                   D 
At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light, 

                                   G 
And the burden of my heart rolled away,

       C                  G 
It was there by faith I received my sight, 

    Am       D7            G 
And now I am happy all the day! 

  

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A Minor C Major D Major D7 G Major
Guitar A Minor C Major D Major D7 G Major
Mandolin A Minor C Major D Major D7 G Major
Piano A Minor C Major D Major D7 G Major
Ukulele A Minor C Major D Major D7 G Major

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