I consider this hymn one of my “Good Friday Essentials”.
In some way, it doesn’t feel like Good Friday if I haven’t sung, heard or played it. I grew up with this hymn and I have always loved it.
It draws you in.
It humbles you.
It speaks of the juxtaposition that the cross was and is.
It is death but it is victory.
It is sorrow but it is love.
I particularly love the last two lines of the last verse:
Love so amazing, so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my all
How can we not give our all to the One who gave it all for us?