Friday, 22 April 2011

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

On this day, nearly two thousand years ago, Jesus Christ died. Christians believe that this event was one of the most significant events, not just for believers, but for humanity as a whole.

Here's a hymn Isaac Watts wrote in 1707:
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,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.
Amen to that.

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