342. 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
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Meter: 88.88
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Consecration; Good Friday; Grace (6 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ROCKINGHAM
Harmonizer: David Evans, 1874-1948
Composer: Edward Miller, 1735-1807
Meter: 88.88
Key: D Major



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