147. 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 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 life
to lay aside his crown for my soul, for my soul,
to lay 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 (Ô merveilleux amour pour ma vie)
Title: What Wondrous Love Is This
Translator (into French): Claude Rozier
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 12 9 12 9
Topic: The Christian Year: Holy Week; Adoration and Praise; Assurance (32 more...)
Source: American folk hymn, ca. 1811
Language: English; French
Copyright: French translation Translation © Centre Nationale de Pastorale Liturgique
Tune Information
Name: WONDROUS LOVE
Harmonizer: Paul J. Christiansen (1955)
Meter: 12 9 12 9
Key: d minor or modal
Source: American folk hymn 1840
Copyright: Harmony copyright © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship. Reprinted by permission of Augsburg Fortress.



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