392. When I survey the wondrous cross

1 When I survey the wondrous cross
where the young 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 an offering 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
Language: English
Publication Date: 2005
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Life in Christ: Christ Incarnate - Passion and Death; Jesus: cross; Offering: of self
Tune Information
Name: ROCKINGHAM (COMMUNION)
Arranger: Edward Miller (1731-1807)
Harmonizer: David Evans (1874-1948)
Meter: LM
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Melody Tunbridge from A Second Supplement to Psalmody in Miniature, c. 1780
Copyright: © Oxford University Press



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