186. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

1 When I survey the wondrous cross,
on which the Prince of glory died,
my richest gain I count but loss,
and pour contempt on all my pride.

2 Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
save in the death of Christ, my God;
all the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to His blood.

3 See, from His head, His hands, His feet,
sorrow and love flow mingled down;
did e'er such love and sorrow meet,
or thorns compose so rich a crown?

4 Were the whole realm of nature mine,
that were a present far too small;
love so amazing, so divine,
demands my soul, my life, my all.

Text Information
First Line: When I survey the wondrous cross
Title: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Author: Isaac Watts (1707)
Publication Date: 2010
Meter: LM
Scripture: Galatians 6:14
Topic: God the Son: Lent; Christian Year-Holy Week; Jesus Christ-Cross (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: HAMBURG
Composer: Lowell Mason (1824)
Meter: LM
Key: F Major or modal



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