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678. When I Behold the Wondrous Cross

1 When I behold 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 vain things that attract me most,
I sacrifice them to his blood.

3 See, from his head, his hands, his feet,
What grief and love flow mingled down;
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

4 Were all the realm of nature mine,
It would be off'ring far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

Text Information
First Line: When I behold the wondrous cross
Title: When I Behold the Wondrous Cross
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748 (alt.)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Topic: Cross
Tune Information
Name: MOHR
Composer: Joseph H. Mohr, 1834-1892
Meter: LM
Key: e minor or modal



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