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When I Survey the Wondrous Cross Hymn History


When I Survey The Wondrous Cross is one of the most famous and favorite hymns composed by Isaac Watts. Crucifixion to the World by the Cross of Christ was the original heading as found in Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1707. The second line of the original hymn read, "where the young Prince of Glory died" but this was later changed by later hymnology compilers who were uncomfortable with such a description of Christ.

It looks as if Isaac Watts was guided by Galatians 6,14 in composing this beautiful hymn which is now the favorite hymn of millions of Christians. It is only in the Cross of Christ that we can find salvation and power to live our daily lives. The cross should be the center of all our beliefs and prayers. Without the cross, we are all hopeless creatures in this world. May we never boast except in the cross of Christ.

When I Survey The Wondrous Cross Hymn Lyrics


Please find below 'When I Survey The Wondrous Cross' hymn lyrics.

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.
Isaac Watts - composer 'When I Survey the Wondrous Cross"

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