Saturday, November 14, 2009

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

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This is one of my favorite hymns.  It was written by Isaac Watts (1674-1748).  In the top video, it was sung by Kathryn Scott.  The video below shows The Wonderful Cross, a different version of this hymn with added refrain lyrics by Chris Tomlin and J.D. Walt and arrangement by Jesse Reeves and Chris Tomlin.  I like both versions :).

"But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
"May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world." Galatians 6:14
...Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all.  I totally agree with Isaac Watts!

Previous Songs:
- He Knows My Name
- Oh Lord, You're Beautiful!
- What the Lord Has Done in Me
- I Surrender All
- Mighty To Save
- Could I Be Called a Christian?
- Cry Out to Jesus
- Jesus, Be the Center
- God of Justice
- Love That Will Not Let Me Go
- I Will Offer Up My Life
- When It's All Been Said and Done
- Knowing You, Jesus
- In Christ Alone
- Be Thou My Vision


Tammy said...

I like both too! Wonderful songs...have a blessed weekend, Tammy

Mocha with Linda said...

I've always loved this hymn, and I love the words Chris Tomlin added. Thanks for sharing!

Peggy said...

Beautiful WONDROUS Cross! Blessings this TSMSS!!! I like both versions of this hymn. I have just learned of Kathryn Scott and like her voice but there is something in the music of Chris Tomlin that draws me to the Cross... I love what Chris added!
I guess I enJoy the up beat too!

There is no greater LOVE!

Thank you for sharing. May you & yours be immersed in His wonderful
Love and soak in this Wondrous Cross that so amazes us & is truly so divine!!! Be blessed as you have blessed!

Mary said...

I love both versions as well. I've sung this song for years and years, but to hear the word "survey" the wondrous cross really struck me survey, to really take notice of the details, of the calculations, to see the important I really "survey" the cross, or do I take it for granted? Great song...thanks for the refreshing of the old and the introduction to the new!

God bless,

Cathy said...

They are both very pretty. Thanks for sharing them today.

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