The Reverend F. Richard Garland is a retired United Methodist pastor. He and his wife, Catherine Sprigg, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, live in North Kingstown, RI.
Dick was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and is a lifelong Methodist. A graduate of Garrett Theological Seminary, he interned in Chicago and then served churches in Indiana, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. He continues to preach on occasion, provide coverage in emergency pastoral situations, and write a monthly essay, "From Where I Sit" for the newsletter of the North Kingstown UMC. He has been a contributor to The Upper Room.
Dick is a lifelong hiker who still climbs in the mountains of New Hampshire. At home, he spends a great deal of tim… Go to person page >
WONDROUS LOVE was first set to this text in William Walker's (PsH 44) second edition of Southern Harmony (1840). Publication of the hymn in B. F. White's The Sacred Harp (1844) further promoted the combination of text and tune. The meter of "What Wondrous Love" derives from an old English ballad abo…
Display Title: How Full is God's Great LoveFirst Line: How full is God's great love of the earth, of the earthTune Title: WONDROUS LOVEAuthor: F. Richard GarlandMeter: 188.8.131.52Subject: Advent | ; Christmas/Epiphany |