Good Friday – The Wonderful Cross   4 comments

 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?

Oh, the wonderful cross,
Oh, the wonderful cross
Bids me come and die and find
That I may truly live.
Oh, the wonderful cross,
Oh, 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 offering far too small.
Love so amazing, so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

Words: Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
Music: Lowell Mason (1792-1872)
Refrain lyrics: Chris Tomlin & J D Walt
Arr. Chris Tomlin & Jesse Reeves

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Posted April 6, 2007 by Lana G! in Art, Christianity, Easter, Faith, God, Jesus, Music, Salvation, Worship

4 responses to “Good Friday – The Wonderful Cross

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  1. A friend and I have been watching Zeffereli’s “Jesus of Nazareth” for the last few weeks, and we’ll watch “The Passion” this weekend. It’s wonderful to have the skill of so many artists — the song writers you quote above, artists such as the one whose painting is above, the music of the great composters, and the gifted movie makers — to remind us of what we have gained through Christ’s death.

    Welcome home, and may you and yours have a blessed Resurrection Sunday.

  2. Thank you, blessings to you and yours as well. Amazing grace, truly amazing!

  3. I had to smile tonight when, during our candlelight Good Friday service, we sang the song you had above. That’s one of the things I love about Christianity — that connection with other Christians, despite time or miles — all those brothers and sisters Jesus promised us.

  4. Amen sister! The beauty of what the cross has provided – a family!

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