Hymns to Help Us Through - #25 - “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”...
Hello, my friends!!
I recorded this beautiful and poignant hymn on Maundy Thursday (the Thursday before Easter) and somehow forgot to share it. Even though it's "out of sequence", I'd still like to share it with you - the words and tune are too powerful and beautiful not to share!
The tune I used is the one I grew up with - Hamburg. However, if you listen closely, you may notice that the interludes between the verses contain bits of the other tune for this hymn - Rockingham!
(By the way, you'll definitely want to use headphones - the sound of this pipe organ is amazing!! The words for today's hymn are below, in case you want to sing along!) :)
“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?
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.
Blessings, my friends! :)