157b. 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 cross 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 His dying crimson, like a robe,
spreads o'er his body on the tree:
then am I dead to all the globe,
and all the globe is dead to me.

5 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
Author: Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
Meter: LM
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ;
Topic: Children and All-Age Worship; Church year: Passiontide; Church Year: Good Friday (6 more...)
Tune Information
Arranger: Anne Harrison (b. 1954)
Arranger: Tim Ruffer (b. 1960)
Composer: Jill Sutheran
Meter: LM
Key: d minor
Copyright: © Jill Sutheran / Northumbria Community Permission applied for.

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