Advent Hymnals

172. THE WONDROUS CROSS

Christ in Song,

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.
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?

3.
Since I, who was undone and lost,
Have pardon thro' his name and word;
Forbid it, then, that I should boast,
Save in the cross of Christ, my Lord.

4.
Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a tribute far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my life, my soul, my all.

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Title The Wondrous Cross
Key F Major
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First Line When I survey the wondrous cross
Author Isaac Watts
Year 1908
Composer E. S. Widdemer
Hymnal -
Tune McCABE
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Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Christ: Cross of Christ
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