551. 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.

2 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?

3 Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a tribute 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 (1707)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1970
Topic: Passion and Cross
Tune Information
Name: ROCKINGHAM
Composer: Edward Miller, 1735-1807
Key: E♭ Major



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