Monday, September 1, 2008

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross Week (Day 1)

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Wrote by Isaac Watts
Tune: Hamburg

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.

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.

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?

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.

2 comments:

Jon w/no H said...

Surely this was an inspiration to Chris Tomlin when he did "The Wonderful Cross".

Starla said...

I can't remember if I've heard that Chris Tomlin song or not. I'm going to see if I can find it.