433. 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: 1986
Meter: LM
Scripture: John 19:2; Galatians 6:14; Philippians 3:7-11
Topic: Good Friday; Triumph of the Cross (September 14); Cross (6 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ROCKINGHAM
Adapter: Edward Miller, 1735-1807
Meter: LM
Key: D Major



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