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Richard Shephard When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

Instrument(s)
Keyboard [organ/piano]
Voicing
2-part
Original Publication
Canons and Crotchets
Difficulty
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

Two-part (equal voices) choir and organ. An original musical setting of the Isaac Watts hymn-text. Introspective and lovely.

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 a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

Contact

Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304

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