114. 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 tribute 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
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Topic: Atonement; Holy Cross Day; Passion Week
Tune Information
Name: ROCKINGHAM OLD
Adapter: Edward Miller, 1731-1807
Meter: LM
Key: D Major



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