Easter Special – When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

NICK EICHER, HOST: Well, today is Good Friday. Many Christians around the world gather to hear and reflect upon the passion of Christ: His last supper, prayerful preparation, garden arrest, trial by night, crucifixion, and burial in a borrowed tomb.

MYRNA BROWN, HOST: Many Good Friday services end with draping the altar in black, or lowering the lights as people leave in silence—soberly awaiting Resurrection Sunday. We’ve decided to end today’s program in a similar way.

EICHER: Last year, most churches across the globe cancelled their usual Good Friday and Easter services. So one musical group in Kottayam, India, recorded a virtual choir rendition of a well-loved hymn.

BROWN: Here are 80 members of the Kottayam Mixed Voices with Isaac Watts’s 18th century hymn: “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.”

AUDIO: [song]


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