#118: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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 the 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 present far too small:

Love so amazing, so divine,

Demands my soul, my life, my all.

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