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    The Wonderful Cross By Isaac Watts

    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.

    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?

    O wonderful cross!
    O the wonderful cross
    bids me come and die
    and find that I may truly live.
    O wonderful cross!
    O the wonderful cross!
    All who gather here by grace
    draw near and bless your name.

    Were the whole realm
    of nature mine,
    that were an offer far too small;
    love so amazing, so divine,
    demands my soul, my life, my all.

    O wonderful cross!
    O the wonderful cross
    bids me come and die
    and find that I may truly live.
    O wonderful cross!
    O the wonderful cross!
    All who gather here by grace
    draw near and bless your name.

    O wonderful cross!
    O the wonderful cross
    bids me come and die
    and find that I may truly live.

    Posted by Marco Gonzalez on April 21, 2006 12:30 PM

    Comments

    And the line I love:

    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.

    Though this song be familiar, let's never tire of singing praise to our God for His indescribable gift! Thanks for posting it!

    "...did e'er such love and sorrow meet,
    or thorns compose so rich a crown?"

    Simply beautiful...
    I almost posted this same hymn last week.

    Oh man what a song!

    O wonderful cross!
    O the wonderful cross
    bids me come and die
    and find that I may truly live.

    I do believe that Mr. Watts understood the wonderful nature of the Cross-Centered life.

    In Christ

    Mike Ratliff

    I cannot help but give credit to the authors of that new chorus & arrangement: Chris Tomlin, Isaac Watts, J. D. Walt, Jesse Reeves. A simple yet God-centered few lines of heart-felt expression to tell Him repeatedly how wonderful it truly all is: His Cross.

    I love Watts hymns like the one mentioned here, too. However, I have a question about Watts: I have heard before that Watts became a Unitarian in later life and currently the blogger calling himself "Puritan Belief" is using the example of Watts to justify his non-Trinitarian statements concerning Jesus ( http://puritanbelief.blogspot.com/2006/04/isaac-watts-burnt-his-hymn-books.html ). Does anyone readng this have any more information on this aspect of Watts' theology?

    YOU ARE INDEED A BLESSING TO THE BODY OF CHRIST.

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