When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

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When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
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’ve sacrificed them to His blood.

The cross by faith I see
Within its shadow I will hide
His blood avails for me
For me the Prince of Glory died

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

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from At The Table, released December 1, 2009
Words: Isaac Watts, 1707, and Jill McFadden . Music: Lowell Mason, 1824, and Jill McFadden

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They met in a “History of Christian Worship” class in seminary, where they discovered a shared love for old songs in danger of being forgotten. The band’s oeuvre seamlessly weaves the hymns of generations past with their own new songs—often indistinguishably—producing a
sound that ranges from bluegrass-tinged Americana to sacred harp hymn arrangements.
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