223. 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, on all my pride.

Oh, wondrous cross,
Where Jesus died,
You pour contempt on all my pride,
My richest gain, I count but loss,
When e’er I view, I view the wondrous cross.

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

3 See from His hands, His head, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down;
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich, so rich a crown? [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: When I survey the wondrous cross
Title: The Wondrous Cross
Author: Isaac Watts
Refrain First Line: Oh wondrous cross, Where Jesus died
Publication Date: 1896
Tune Information
Name: [When I survey the wondrous cross]
Composer: J. H. Ruebush

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