112. 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
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Crucifixion; Story of Jesus; Sacrifice
Source: Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1707
Tune Information
Composer: Lowell Mason (1824)
Key: F Major
Source: Boston Handel and Haydn Society Collection, 3rd ed., 1825

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