120. 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.

O wondrous cross where Jesus died,
And for my sins was crucified;
My longing eyes look up to Thee,
Thou blessed Lamb of Calvary.

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. [Refrain]

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? [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: When I survey the wondrous cross
Title: The Wondrous Cross
Author: Isaac Watts
Refrain First Line: O wondrous cross where Jesus died
Publication Date: 1894
Topic: Cross of Christ
Tune Information
Name: [When I survey the wondrous cross]
Composer: Ira D. Sankey

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