2843. It Is a Thing Most Wonderful

1. It is a thing most wonderful,
Almost too wonderful to be,
That God’s own Son should come from Heav’n,
And die to save a child like me.

2. And yet I know that it is true;
He chose a poor and humble lot,
And wept, and toiled, and mourned, and died,
For love of those who loved Him not.

3. I cannot tell how He could love
A child so weak and full of sin;
His love must be most wonderful,
If He could die my love to win.

4. I sometimes think about the cross,
And shut my eyes, and try to see
The cruel nails and crown of thorns,
And Jesus crucified for me.

5. But even could I see Him die,
I could but see a little part
Of that great love, which, like a fire,
Is always burning in His heart.

6. It is most wonderful to know
His love for me so free and sure;
But ’tis more wonderful to see
My love for Him so faint and poor.

7. And yet I want to love Thee, Lord;
Oh, light the flame within my heart,
And I will love Thee more and more,
Until I see Thee as Thou art.

Text Information
First Line: It is a thing most wonderful
Title: It Is a Thing Most Wonderful
Author: William W. How (1872)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Children's Hymns, 1872
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: HERONGATE, traditional melody, in The English Hymnal (London: Oxford University Press, 1906), number 597
Tune Information
Name: BROOKFIELD
Composer: Thomas Bishop Southgate (1855)
Meter: LM
Incipit: 53332 67121 14321
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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