When I Survey the Wondrous Cross [Song]

Contemporary arrangement of the traditional hymn by Isaac Waats (1674-1748) sung to the melody ‘O Waly, Waly’ from Age to Age II: The Journey Continues.


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 Lord:
All the vain things that charm me most
I sacrifice them to his blood.

Words by Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
Melody ‘O Waly, Waly’ Trad.
Arrangement by McLeish, Boyce & Stanley
Copyright © 2008 CJM MUSIC



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