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.

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  • 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