177. 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 thro' eternity I'll sing on, I'll sing on,
And thro' 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
Meter: 12.9.6.6.12.9.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: Christ: Grace, Love and Mercy; Funeral Hymns; Jesus Our Savior: His Suffering and Death
Source: American folk hymn
Tune Information
Name: WONDROUS LOVE
Meter: 12.9.6.6.12.9.
Key: d minor or modal
Source: William Walker's Southern Harmony, 1835



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