Thursday, 21 August 2008

When I Survey

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.

Words by Isaac Watts - a hymn - "When I Survey"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejg7haph29w

Please watch the youtube video - God will touch your soul today!

A great hymn of the church!

16 comments:

Robin said...

It is a beautiful hymn. I love to read the words of hymns and to find out the stories behind them.

I'm heading over to watch the video now :)

Robin said...

Wow! It's so beautiful and powerful - the last verse is playing now and I'm about to hit replay...

I do love the words to the old hymns.

Ok I had to switch hymns - I'm listing to "It Is Well With My Soul by the same group. Love that hymn too...

Carol - CDCversion said...

Ahhh....my favorite "group"...I enjoyed listening! Thanks for the web site!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Robin - this hymn has been blessing my heart all week! I found the youtube version after I did the post. It is well with my soul - oh that one breaks me down every time I hear it or sing it!

Carol - the youtube version is wonderful - great group - loved it and wept.

cpk3 said...

I can not sing that hymm with out choking back tears...

So simple so powerful..

Love to you and Mama.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Carl - a very simple hymn - a solid truth! I had to quit playing it - my keyboard was getting wet from my tears! :o)

CrossView said...

I love that one!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - This is a glorious hymn of the church!

wornoutwoman said...

I love this hymn. It's a beautiful reminder of his love and how we need to focus on Him only. He's the reason we're here, and born through him.

Come read reality chicks today.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Kim - a very special song - it grips my heart. I will check out the reality chicks today - is that the one being done by three old hens?? lol

1godsgal said...

That is one of my favorite worship songs Papa..I'll sing it for you while ur here....

Thank you for this....I'm going to sit and watch the video now...love you!!!!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Deb - this song really gets to papa - if you sing it to papa I will weep ! Love you!!

darla said...

I love this song! Its one of my all time favorites!! scott plays a version of this song, I think it is Chris Tomlin version, and I am sure you can find it also on youtube. Love you!

this time next week I will be looking you in the face..:) I am so excited!

Indian Lake Papa said...

I have been thinking about it all day! see you next week -- oh my !! Time is moving right along. Today I was working in the garage - humming this song! Love you -

darla said...

As I prepare to go to church this morning, can't help but think that I will be going with you and mama next sunday. and it does put a smile on my face! Have a blessed day!

Indian Lake Papa said...

I have to admit - Almost everything I see here I noww think of next weekend - sharing w/you!