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Hymns / Music :: When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

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"May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ." Galatians 6:14

Hymns Supplied Through the Gracious Generosity
of the Cyber Hymnal Website

Isaac Watts (1674-1748) Words: Isaac Watts, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1707. Charles Wesley reportedly said he give up all his other hymns to have written this one.

Music: "Hamburg," Lowell Mason, 1824


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Lowell Mason (1792-1872)
Courtesy of Yale Divinity Library

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?

His dying crimson, like a robe,
Spreads o'er His body on the tree;
Then I am dead to all the globe,
And all the globe is dead to me.

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.

[The last verse is by an unknown author]

To Christ, Who won for sinners grace
By bitter grief and anguish sore,
Be praise from all the ransomed race
Forever and forevermore.

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