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7303. What Wondrous Love Is This?

1. 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 bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul,
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul.

2. When I was sinking down, sinking down, sinking down,
When I was sinking down, sinking down,
When I was sinking down beneath God’s righteous frown,
Christ laid aside His crown for my soul, for my soul,
Christ laid aside His crown for my soul.

3. 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 who is the great I Am;
While millions join the theme, I will sing, I will sing;
While millions join the theme, I will sing.

4. And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on;
And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on.
And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing and joyful be;
And through eternity, I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on;
And through eternity, I’ll sing on.

Text Information
First Line: What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul
Title: What Wondrous Love Is This?
Language: English
Source: The earliest known publication was in A Gen­er­al Se­lect­ion of the New­est and Most Ad­mired Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs Now in Use, by Stith Mead (Lynch­burg, Vir­gin­ia: Virginia Con­fer­ence of the Meth­od­ist Epis­co­pal Church, 1811)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: That ver­sion was in a rare­ly used struc­ture some­times called "Cap­tain Kidd" me­ter, due its as­so­ci­a­tion with a bal­lad about the pi­rate Ro­bert Kidd, who was ex­e­cut­ed in 1701.
Tune Information
Name: [What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul]
Arranger: William J. Reynolds, 1920-
Key: d minor or modal
Source: The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, by William Walker (New York: Hastings House, 1835)
Copyright: Public Domain



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