When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

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Isaac Watts, 1707
Watts was a prolific hymn writer. Some of his other well-known hymns are (with Hymns at Home links):

HAMBURG, Lowell Mason, 1824
This tune originated from Gregorian chant.

Hymn history by Rachel Tillay at UMC Discipleship Ministries. 

A good resource for sharing this hymn with children is Kenneth W. Osbeck’s Amazing Grace: Illustrated Stories of Hymns. This hymn is included in the collection.

Cyberhymnal claims that hymnist Charles Wesley supposedly said he would give up all his other hymns to have written When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.

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