07 March 2010

Sunday Morning Praise

The following version of "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" is very different from the tune that I'm used to, but is just as beautiful! Enjoy! Have a blessed Lord's Day!


When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
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.

2 comments:

  1. I still like this song to the tune of Hamburg best.

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  2. I actually agree, but I still thought this was a good version. Not to mention, finding the original one on YouTube that hadn't been maimed by some contemporary singer was nearly impossible! :)

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