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.
|First Line:||When I survey the wondrous cross|
|Title:||When I Survey the Wondrous Cross|
|Topic:||Crucifixion; Story of Jesus; Sacrifice|
|Source:||Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1707|
|Composer:||Lowell Mason (1824)|
|Source:||Boston Handel and Haydn Society Collection, 3rd ed., 1825|
|MIDI file:||WiS 112 When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.mid|
|THE WONDERFUL CROSS||Hymns of the Cross||Five Lenten Hymn Improvisations||WHEN I SURVEY THE WONDROUS CROSS (Celebration 321)|
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