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At the Cross (Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed) - Lent / Easter / Communion Hymn Piano Solo

Hymn Tune "Hudson"

Composer
Adapted by Ralph E. Hudson
Year of composition
1885
Arranger
Year of arrangement
2016
Lyricist
Isaac Watts
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Solo instrument
Instrumental parts
Not available

This arrangement is a transcription of my 2012 recording of the Ralph Hudson version of "At the Cross" (Alas! And Did my Savior Bleed), hymn tune "Hudson." Mr. Hudson added the "At the Cross" chorus to Isaac Watts’ lyrics to create this version of the song. An alternate tune ("Martyrdom" or "Avon" by Hugh Wilson) without the chorus also appears in many modern hymn collections, and a wide variety of tunes have been used with Watts’ text since its publication more than 300 years ago.

Although written as a piano solo or vocal solo with piano accompaniment, this arrangement can also work for congregational singing.

My performance of this arrangement is available on youtube at https://youtu.be/OAyfdN0WPdM, or visit my youtube channel, http://www.youtube.com/dayzzzed, for this and other songs.

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