321. 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
Meter: 8.8.9.8.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Topic: Christ: Atonement, Crucifixion, Suffering and Death
Tune Information
Name: O WALY WALY
Arranger: Michael James
Meter: 8.8.9.8.
Key: F Major
Source: Appalachian Folk melody
Copyright: Arr. © 1986 by Word Music (a div. of WORD MUSIC)



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