When we survey the wondrous cross

When we survey the wondrous cross
On which the Lord of glory died,
Our richest gain we count but loss,
And pour contempt on all our pride.
Our God forbid that we should boast,
Save in the death of Christ, our Lord;
All the vain things that charm us most,
We’d sacrifice them to His blood.
There from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flowed mingled down;
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?
His dying crimson, from His head
Spreads o’er His body on the tree;
To all the world then am I dead,
And all the world is dead to me.
Were the whole realm of nature ours,
That were an offering far too small;
Love that transcends our highest pow’rs,
Demands our heart, our life, our all.
Learning Christ

Demands our heart our life our all 1 Corinthians 16:24

My love in Christ Jesus be with you all.

Sharon Wimer

Rancho Cordova, California, United States

There from His head, His hands, His feet,

Sorrow and love flowed mingled down;

Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,

Or thorns compose so rich a crown?


Nairobi, Kenya

I love this hymn. I must admit I'm taken aback by this new wording, which I haven't seen before. A testimony is very personal, and I would imagine that each verse speaks to each person differently. And of course the glorious beauty of the words in the original version (love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all) cannot be improved upon. And technically there's no such thing as "our all". My all is different from your all. The degree of sacrifice required of each of us is unique. The rich young ruler had a lot to give up. The widow with two mites, next to nothing.



Thank you Jesus

Have mercy on us.



It's beautiful

Ioan Vijinakarai Vutilolo

Kings Town, Sanma, Vanuatu

A beautiful song for this Good Friday 1st April 2021.

Uju Chukwuka

Awka, Anambra, Nigeria

Love so amazing so divine demands my soul my life my all. so help me God. amen

Nelson K

Sydney, Australia

"Love that transcends our highest pow’rs,

Demands our heart, our life, our all."

Egwuom Sunday

Lagos, Nigeria

Woke up again this morning and was drawn to this great song that reminds me of My Saviour's Death for me on the Cross of Calvary.

God forbid that I should boast, save in the Death of Christ, My Lord.

Egwuom Sunday

Lagos, Nigeria

His death on the Cross of Calvary means so much to me. Crucified for my sins.

Jesus, the grace to serve You all my life release unto me.

The marriage relationship of a husband and wife is a case in point. If it rests solely on the basis of right, it will be difficult for their life to be harmonious and sweet. A true marriage relationship not only rests on the basis of right, but the more on love. Because the wife loves her husband, she becomes one with him and lives with him. So it is in a true consecration to God. When we touch the love of God and see that He truly is lovely, we will then consecrate ourselves to Him. Thus, although consecration based on love changes according to our mood, yet, on the other hand, intense consecration is the result of constraining love. Those who have not had the experience of being constrained by the love of the Lord will not have a consecration that is good and intense. This is quite evident. Number 101 in our hymnbook (When I Survey the Wondrous Cross) tells also a story of consecration because of the love of the Lord. It says that whenever I think of that love which saved me, I count everything but loss, because this love is so great. It goes on to say that I see His condition on the cross, His head, His hands, and His feet flowing with sorrow, love, and blood. All this because He loves me! Having seen such a love as this, if I offered to Him the entire universe, I would still feel ashamed, because His love is so noble, so excelling. If I should seek to repay His love, then I do not recognize His love; I even defile it. His love is like a priceless pearl, while my consecration is like filthy rags—we are simply unworthy of Him. One day, when the Spirit sheds this love abroad in our hearts, we too will have such intense consecration.

The fifth step is the turning. For example, after the remembrance of the Lord, we need to turn to worship the Father. Sometimes the Lord's table has not reached the point of worshipping the Father, but a brother selects Hymns, #33; sometimes a brother selects Hymns, #101 immediately after the bread and the cup have been passed. Both are inappropriate. Hence, there is the need of a sixth step for correction. Sometimes a meeting may be quite long. For example, when a great number of saints gather together, it may take a longer time for the bread and the cup to be passed. If this is the case, there may be the need to maintain the spirit through a hymn or some prayers. This is the seventh step, maintaining the spirit for the meeting. Even though we use hymns and prayers to maintain the spirit, there may still be the need to fill up the time with more prayers and singing. This is the eighth step. Then toward the end of the meeting comes the ninth step to sing a concluding hymn. Sometimes even though the meeting has ended, there is still a lingering air; thus, we may select another hymn to send the saints off. This is the tenth step. This can be compared to sending off a friend who has visited you by walking a distance with him.