The Army and Navy Hymnal/Hymns/When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
|60||When I Survey the Wondrous Cross|
|(HAMBURG. L. M.)|
|Isaac Watts, 1707||Gregorian Chant
Arranged by Lowell Mason, 1824
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 sor- row meet, Or thorns compose so rich a crown?
Were the whole realm of nature mine, That were a present far too small;