"When I Survey the Wondrous Cross"
by Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Text From:
THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)



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 harm 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.



Notes:
Hymn #175 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: Gal. 6:14
Author: Isaac Watts, 1707, ab. and alt.
First Tune: "Hamburg"
Tune based on First Gregorian Chant
Arranged by: Lowell Mason, 1824
Second Tune: "Rockingham Old"
Composer: Edward Miller, 1790