Saturday, April 11, 2009

Saturday Song - When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

When I think of Easter, I think of this song. 


WHEN I SURVEY THE WONDROUS CROSS 
Isaac Watts

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?

His dying crimson, like a robe,
Spreads o’er His body on the tree;
Then I am dead to all the globe,
And all the globe is dead to me.

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.

4 comments:

  1. I'm with ya girl. Such an important day today.

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  2. This is one of my favorites. I always get goosebumps when I hear it.

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  3. There's a whole lot of theology packed into Mr. Watts hymn. I can't sing it without tearing up!

    Thanks for stopping by Jessica.

    Blessing to you and your beautiful family in your Easter walk. I notice you're from Montana. I've always had dreams of living there one day...even wrote a story about it many moons ago.

    Roam wide and free and well and with Jesus in Montana!

    peace~elaine

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  4. Amen!

    Thanks for your visit and comment over my way--may you enjoy a blessed Easter as we celebrate our risen Lord!

    Blessings,
    Lisa

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