Monday, April 28, 2008

When I survey the wondrous cross.

I read these words today and I was moved so deeply. I wanted to share this with you.

  • 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.

7 comments:

Coralee said...

absolutely stunning! thanks for posting this.

Dawn said...

Beautiful.....

Katie said...

That is such a beautiful old hymn. We sang it as part of our Easter special this year in my church choir. It's haunting, really, even the melody that it's set to.

Alisa A. Thoms said...

by far some of the most beautiful words ever written...

Karen said...

I love hymns. Some of the most beautiful, profound poetry every written.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing this song. It made my day! Its been a rough time for awhile and these words brought God's love into my heart.

Sheila said...

Thank you for sharing this Samantha. I never heard this hymn before; it's beautiful.