45. When I Survey

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.

It was on the Cross He shed His blood,
It was there He was crucified;
But He rose again, and lives in my heart,
Where all is peace and perfect love.

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]

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. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: When I survey the wondrous cross
Title: When I Survey
Author: Isaac Watts
Refrain First Line: It was on the Cross He shed His blood
Publication Date: 1943
Tune Information
Name: [When I survey the wondrous cross]
Composer: Anon.

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