Thankfulness Begins With…

…the acceptance of a Savior’s love… How can we not be thankful, when we think of Jesus and what He has done for us?! Last night, a very loved and cherished hymn kept coming to my mind and filling my heart with such gratitude. In my college days, I used to attend church with my best friend Pooja, and every time we would have Communion, we would sing this hymn. When I think of His love, I can’t help but think of the following song:

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When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

(Words-Isaac Watts; Music-Lowell Mason)

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.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the death of Christ my God!
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to His blood.

See from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down!
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

His dying crimson, like a robe,
Spreads o’er His body on the tree;
Then I am dead to all the globe,
And all the globe is dead to me.

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.

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“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints, in light; Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:”Colossians 1:12-14

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**Note: You may learn more about this song here.

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2 Responses

  1. Very important to remember. Our joy does not begin with what we have but in Him who created all things.

    Thank you for sharing the hymn.

  2. Dana,

    Good to hear from you!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    In Him,
    Janet

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