Friday, March 21, 2008

Sorrow and love

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.

--Isaac Watts

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amazing love -- how can it be??
Love you, Mom

Katie said...

Thanks for posting this Carrie.
Beautiful.

Have a blessed Easter with your family!
~Katie
Psalm 34:3

Jody said...

We watched The Passion of The Christ last night. I hadn't seen it before- and I'm not sure I was really reasy to see it last night.

A, B & C said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. I wish I could find the lyrics to a song our church choir sang at Easter Vigil.

Enjoy your Easter.

Abbey

Ewokgirl said...

That's one of my favorite hymns. We're singing it on Easter Sunday, in fact.

Rebecca said...

I just read these words over at Tracy's (www.unlessthelord.blogspot.com) I am most fortunate to read them twice. It's one of my most favorite hymns. Thanks for writing them out. Have a wonderful Easter Sunday.