When I Survey the Wondrous Cross


“You may turn away from the cross of Christ, but wherever you turn you will find ‘no more sacrifice for sin.’  Behold, then, this ‘Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world!’ . . . Other efforts of his power and love you may have resisted; but there remains this highest, this last — the love and power of the cross.  This is the last remaining barrier in your path to perdition.  Heaven’s tenderest mercy is even now beseeching you to stop at the cross of its bleeding Son.  Ho, all ye that pass by, stop and kneel at the cross!”

Gardiner Spring, The Attraction of the Cross (Edinburgh, 1982), page 343.