79. 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, 1674-1748
Publication Date: 1999
Topic: Holy Week, The Three Days; Guidance; Lent (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: HAMBURG
Composer: Lowell Mason, 1792-1872
Key: F Major or modal



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