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When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

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The clip below features the venerable and yet-to-be-equaled song by Isaac Watts, When I Survey the Wondrous Cross. It is sung by The NBA, which I strongly suspect means something different in England versus what it means in the United States.

Today is Palm Sunday on the calendar of church-going Christians (both Western and Orthodox this year); it is the day of Jesus’ welcome arrival in Jerusalem, only days in advance of his crucifixion. What an exquisitely strange religion this is. As Mr. Watts knew and expressed so well.

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.

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