Sunday, July 4, 2021

When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

We just learned about the hymn Blessed Assurance.

Another famous hymn is When I Survey The Wondrous Cross written by Isaac Watts, in England 1707 AD.

Watts was born in England in 1674 AD, and grew up to be a minister.
He wrote around 750 hymns, and some people called him the Godfather of English Hymnody.

One difference for this hymn was that while most hymns used words from Psalms or other books of the Bible, this hymn uses the ideas from the Bible but doesn't use the actual words.

The tune of the hymn was written by Edward Miller, and is also called "Rockingham".

(from: wikipedia - when i survey the ondrous cross)

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