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 ere 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.
Jeremy Moss – I chose this hymn because I think it is a simple and clear way of expressing the basis of faith – ‘love so amazing’. The tune is easy and can be unaccompanied – there are no wasted words. We often sing it around Easter – a key time to remember God’s love for me.
Also chosen by Janet McDonald