414. 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)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Scripture: Galatians 6:14
Topic: Crucifixion
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/When_I_Survey_the_Wondrous_Cross); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (116); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (85); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911
Tune Information
Name: HAMBURG
Composer: Lowell Mason (1824)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Key: F Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/When_I_Survey_the_Wondrous_Cross); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (116); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (85); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911



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