King's College Cambridge Easter #10 When I survey the Wonderous Cross Rockingham [Handel]
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross - arr. Gilbert M. Martin | National Lutheran Choir (audio track)
Good Friday: When I survey the wondrous cross
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
King's College Cambridge 2014 Easter #17 When I survey the wondrous Cross arr Stephen Cleobury
The hymn, "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross", was written by Isaac Watts, and published in Hymns and Spiritual Songs in 1707. It is significant for being an innovative departure from the early English hymn style of only using paraphrased biblical texts, although the first two lines of the second verse do paraphrase St Paul at Galatians 6:14. The poetry of "When I survey..." may be seen as English literary baroque.