I love hymns. Not primarily for the style of music – I can enjoy almost any style of music – but for the powerful spiritual messages they convey. Words set to music engage my mind and soul like nothing else. Today we sang When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, one of my favorite lenten hymns.

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. … 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.

life · hymns — April 7, 2019