146. 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 of love divine,
Thy glories never shall decline,
For on thy breast my Saviour died,
And for my sins was crucified.

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: The Wondrous Cross
Author: Isaac Watts
Refrain First Line: O wondrous cross of love divine
Publication Date: 1917
Tune Information
Name: [When I survey the wondrous cross]
Composer: Chas. C. Ward

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