Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Wondrous Cross

Good day!
Sorry I haven't posted anything for awhile--I've been rather busy.
I bought the Narnia soundtrack yesterday! The music is absolutely beautiful. I can just lose myself in good music sometimes.
Anyway, I was in church on Sunday and we sang one of my favorite hymns--"When I Survey the Wondrous Cross." I really, really like the words to that song and I wrote them down on the bulletin while we sang so that I could post them here.

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?

Were the whole realm of nature mine
That were and offering far too small
Love so amazing, so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

Beautiful, is it not? The writer explains G0d's sacrifice so poetically...it just touches me.
What do you think? Do you have a favorite Christian song/hymn?
Just a thought,
Write On!!!
Shelby Marie


Elliot Reed said...

Shelby, I love that hymn too! The words are amazing, and when you put in the melody and harmony, it sounds wonderful.


Ian said...

That hymn seems familiar...I think we sing something like it in our church, or maybe that same song, but not that often. But then, being a helper in Sunday school at my church, I don't go to the service all that much....

I think that song is very helpful and inspiring


Sapphira Adi said...

I love that hymn, too! I love it sooo much!

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Anonymous said...

That's a great Hymn.
At our church, we don't sing olderish songs like that. We do more "modern" ones. One of my favorites is called Wave. It is incredible, especially after a good sermon.

Shelby Marie said...

At my dad's church, we sing older hymns. However, at my mom's, it's a great mix of both older and contemporary music. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross is my very favorite, though.

Write On!!!
Shelby Marie

christian said...

My mom sings alot of hymn's in front of our church. She thinks I can sing,but I can't. That is one of my mom's favorite hymn's.

ashley diane said...

Shelby I just so happen to like the song Amazing Grace my chains are gone. Its really up lifting and it makes me cry some times but hey that's cool right!The Wonderous Cross is cool to.

Shelby Marie said...

Ashley, I love that song!

Sapphira Adi said...

At my church we sing older hymns and we also sing a few contempory (sp?) songs before a sermon. I love Amazing Grace, too! That song is in Enoch's Ghost by Bryan Davis:)

Sapphira Adi said...

We make you feel loved? Great! We love you, too, Shelby! You rock!

Araken said...

Wow, I love that song! It makes me want to cry sometimes. Tis truly beautiful.

Elliot Reed said...

Kind of off subject, but... SHELBY, is your Birthday REALLY on St. Patrick's day???


Shelby Marie said...

Araken--that song makes me want to cry too.
Elliot--yes, my birhtday really is on St. Patrick's Day.