738a. 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 mingling 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 an off'ring 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, 1674-1748
Publication Date: 2000
Meter: LM
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Passiontide; Year C: Proper 9
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ROCKINGHAM
Adapter: Edward Miller, 1735-1807
Meter: LM
Key: D Major



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