53
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Words by Isaac Watts
Arranged by Lowell Mason

Galatians 6:14
"But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,
by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world."

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          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,
          Demans my soul, my life, my all.


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