Monday, May 16, 2011

When I Survey the Wonderous Cross

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 an offering far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

~Issac Watts~

4 comments:

Daddy said...

Great song, thanks for posting it!

Payton said...

Ooh! One of my favorite songs Carissa! I love playing it on the piano!

"...Love SO amazing, SO divine demands my soul, my life my all!"

Jireh-Shaddai said...

I think I know this hymn in Spanish...its so beautiful, good words! :) Thanks for share it Carissa, have a nice day! Blessings

Carissa said...

Daddy - Thanks for the comment. Yes, it is a great song.

Payton - I really like playing it on the piano too.

Jireh-Shaddai - It does have great words. Have a great day too.

Carissa