427b. 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,
the very 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:
when did such love and sorrow meet,
or thorns compose so rich a crown?

4 Were the whole realm of nature mine,
that were an offering 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: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2004
Source: Adapt: Compilers of Hymns for Today's Church, 1982
Tune Information
Arranger: Edward Miller, 1731-1807
Arranger (faux-bourdon): Geoffrey Turton Shaw, 1879-1943
Meter: LM
Key: E♭ Major
Source: "Turnbridge" from A Second Supplement to Psalmody in Miniature, c. 1780; The Tenor Tune-Book
Copyright: © Faith Press

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