Suffering Servant

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the prince of glory died

My richest gain I count by loss
and pour contempt on all my pride.

Eliot in Love
The Mystery and Meaning of Martyrdom
Do You Enjoy Being Miserable?
How Death Gave Mozart the Joy of Life
  • kkollwitz

    Possibly my favorite hymn. Thank you, Isaac Watts.

  • Rachel Gray

    I’d love to replace every self-congratulatory song in our music issue with that one. :) “Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast!”A Catholic convert (it happened to be James White’s sister) was asked by a Protestant why she wore a crucifix– it was bugging the Protestant that she put such emphasis on the suffering and death of Jesus. The Catholic answered her with this hymn and the Protestant was satisfied:Lest I forget GethsemaneLest I forget Thine agonyAnd lest I forget Thy love to meLead me to Calvary.

  • Fr. Dwight Longenecker

    Another good response to Protestant criticism of crucifixes is to quote St Paul:”We preach Christ, and him crucified.”

  • kkollwitz

    “We preach Christ, and him crucified.”I’ll remember this.

  • jim thompson