Friday, March 21, 2008

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Bread Of Life

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.

-Isaac Watts

image courtesy of Allposters


Loving Her Beautiful said...

Hello, Tracy,
What a wonderful post! They lyrics from those old hymns always seem nearly as timeless and powerful as the Scriptures themselves. Thanks for starting my day off properly!
I'm also writing to tell you about a project I'm working on. It's a collection of Thank You Stories, to be published in a book titled I Never Got to Thank You.
I would love to include one of your Thank You Stories.
You can read about the project on my post:
If you like what you read, I would also be very grateful if you would pass on my link to anyone else you're comfortable with -- even if you don't write a Story yourself. My goal is to collect 100 Stories by March 31st, but that date is certainly not a cut-off. Everyone is welcome to contribute a Story -- or more than one!
Thank you for reading.
Blessings to you!

Momma Roar said...

This is one I love singing on a Sunday morning!!

Dallas @ Abounding Treasures said...

One of my very favourite hymns Tracy - thanks for sharing it!


His Girl said...

that was a beautiful, beautiful way to keep my heart in the right place this day... thank you for the reminder

hope your Easter is full of joy with your family and with our Savior!

Rebecca said...

This is one of my most favorite hymns. It's been running through my mind this week also. Thanks for putting the words down. Have a blessed Easter Sunday!!

*carrie* said...


We were on the same page yesterday, as we both shared these powerful, beauitful lyrics!

Hope you have a blessed Easter weekend.

Jennifer said...

I hope you have a wonderful Easter, Tracy!