What Wondrous Love Is This?

Scoring

SSAB, handbells, optional harp

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Details

4:40
2000

Lehigh University Choral Arts
Steven Sametz, director

Lehigh University Choral Arts on "Wondrous Love"
Steven Sametz, director

Oxford University Press

Program Notes

Southern American shape note hymn arranged for SSAB, where the baritone line may be used for congregational singing.

Text

What wondrous love is this? O my soul, O my soul,
What wondrous love is this? O my soul!
What wondrous love is this
That caused the Lord of bliss
To send so great a gift? O my soul, O my soul,
What wondrous love is this, O my soul?

When I was sinking down, sinking down, sinking down,
When I was sinking down, O my soul!
When I was sinking down
Beneath God’s righteous frown,
Christ laid aside his crown, O my Soul, O my Soul!
Christ laid aside his crown, O my soul!

Ye winged seraphs fly, bear the news, bear the news!
Ye winged seraphs fly, bear the news!
Ye winged seraphs fly
Like lightning through the sky,
fill vast eternity with the news, with the news;
fill vast eternity with the news!

To God and to the Lamb I will sing, I will sing!
To God and to the lamb I will sing!
To God and to the lamb
and to the Great I Am
While millions join the psalm I will sing, I will sing!
While millions join the psalm I will sing!