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?
Were the whole realm of nature mine,
that were an offering far too small;
love so amazing,
demands my soul,