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Salvation Stories 14: Our Favorite Hymns: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Salvation Stories Day 14 – Our Favorite Hymns: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

If we allow our hearts to visit the cross—such a place of suffering!—how can we not offer our very life! How can we not surrender our souls to Christ!

Sorrow and love are on display. Our beautiful, perfect, and willing Savior is suffering here for us—suffering the price our sin demands.

Beauty, wealth and material possessions are all just vain things that need to be poured out as we consider this wondrous cross.

May we be reminded of His suffering and how it reflects a love for us that’s greater than we could ever comprehend. And then, may we joyfully offer ourselves as a living sacrifice to Him all the days of our lives.

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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 through 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.

  —Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

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