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First Line: When I survey the wondrous cross / on which the prince of glory died
Last Line: Demands my soul, my life, my all.
Variant Title(s): The Cross;glorying In The Cross;the Wondrous Cross
Subject(s): Christianity; Cross, The; Crucifixion; Jesus Christ - Crucifixion


When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contmpt 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 a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.





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