A hymn for today: demand from the cross

whenisurveythewondrouscrossI cannot sing this hymn without shedding tears and choking with the tears in my heart. No love is greater than the love that one gives in laying down his love for a friend. Jesus has given his life for His friends. He has called His believers His friends

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 an offering far too small
Love so amazing so divine
Demands my soul
Demands my soul
Love demands my soul
My life my all