Friday, April 2, 2010

GOOD FRIDAY-Isaac Watts -A Christian Soldier

A Battle Cry from the Revolution (USA) was "Give Them Watts Boys!" Our soldiers were backed against a church with out wadding for their muskets---they went in - tore pages from the hymnals and used the torn pages for wadding!!!
Joy to the World is one of Isaac Watts hymns ....

WHEN I SURVEY THE WONDROUS CROSS is the one I present to you on this GOOD FRIDAY...
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 e’er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

His dying crimson, like a robe,
Spreads o’er His body on the tree;
Then I am dead to all the globe,
And all the globe is dead to me.

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


MathewK said...

Happy Easter Carol.

christian soldier said...

MK-thank you-and a Happy Easter to you!
No King But King JESUS!!