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O, let us exalt our dear Lord and proclaim,
In songs of true gratitude, praise to His name!
As songs of the angels in sweetest accord,
Our thanks and our praises shall rise to the Lord.
-- Zion's Harp # 165

Hymn Information

When I Survey The Wondrous Cross




Author
Isaac Watts in 1707

Composer
Lowell Mason in 1824

Arranger
A. H. M. in 1996

Notes
Based on a Gregorian chant by Lowell Mason, 1824 (1792-1872).
HAMBURG. L. M. (First Tune)
Alternative Tune: EUCHARIST. L. M.
Text from Galatians 6:14

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 an offering far to small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

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