When I survey the wondrous Cross


When I survey the wondrous cross
where the young 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 cross 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, my life, my all.


Words: Isaac Watts (1674-1748), 1707

Music: O waly waly (English traditional)

Meter: LM

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874 101 Rockingham  
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868 099 Rockingham  
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869 113 St. Andrew  
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley) 083 St. Cross  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert) 083 Rockingham  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau) 083 Berlin, Rockingham  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins) 083 Rockingham  
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874 547 Rockingham  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874 166 Rockingham  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 108 Rockingham  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879 166    
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885 263 Rockingham  
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 186 Rockingham  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 101 Rockingham  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 101 Rockingham  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 101 Rockingham  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 101 Redemption, Rockingham  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 101 Rockingham  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 101 Horsley, Rockingham  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
070 Genevan Psalm 131  
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 596 Rockingham  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 120 Rockingham  
The English Hymnal, 1906 107 Rockingham  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 662 Rockingham  
The Hymnal 1916 154 Rockingham  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 326 Bethany (Burnett), Rockingham  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 127 Rockingham  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
102 Rockingham  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925 101 Rockingham  
Songs of Praise, 1925 397 Rockingham  
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931 133 Rockingham  
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 593 Rockingham  
The Hymnal 1940 337 Rockingham  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 108 Rockingham  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955 146 Rockingham  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 115 Rockingham  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 164 Rockingham  
The Hymn Book 1971 109 Rockingham  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 258 Rockingham  
The Hymnal 1982 474 Rockingham  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 067 Rockingham  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 095 Rockingham  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 147 O waly waly, Rockingham  
Church Family Worship, 1988 238 O waly waly, Rockingham  
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 549 O waly waly, Rockingham  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 386 Rockingham, Rockingham  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 342 Rockingham  
Sing Glory, 1999 680 O waly waly, Rockingham  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000 755 Rockingham  
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 127 O waly waly, Rockingham  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 738 O waly waly, Rockingham  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 247 Rockingham  

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