What a strange and wondrous story

Representative Text

1 What a strange and wondrous story
From the Book of God is read!--
How the Lord of life and glory
Had not where to lay His Head,--

2 How He left His Throne in Heaven,
Here to suffer, bleed, and die,
That my soul might be forgiven,
And ascend to God on high!

3 Father! let Thy Holy Spirit
Still reveal a Saviour's love,
And prepare me to inherit
Glory where He reigns above;

4 There, with saints and angels dwelling,
May I that great love proclaim,
And with them be ever telling
All the wonders of his name.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: Dorothy A. Thrupp

Dorothy Ann Thrupp was born in London, June 10, 1779. She contributed some hymns, under the pseudonym of "Iota," to W. Carus Wilson's Friendly Visitor and his Children's Friend. Other hymns by her, signed "D.A.T.," appeared in Mrs. Herbert Mayo's Selection of Hymns and Poetry for the Use of Infant Schools and Nurseries, 1838. She was also the editor of Hymns for the Young, c. 1830, in which all the hymns were given anonymously. She died in London on December 15, 1847. --The Hymnal 1940 Companion… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What a strange and wondrous story
Author: Dorothy A. Thrupp
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Language: English

Tune

BETHANY (Smart)

BETHANY, named after the village near Jerusalem, is a suitably dramatic tune for the song text. It was composed by Henry Smart (b. Marylebone, London, England, 1813; d. Hampstead, London, 1879), a capable composer of church music who wrote some very fine hymn tunes (REGENT SQUARE, 354, is the best-k…

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STUTTGART

STUTTGART was included in Psalmodia Sacra (1715), one of the most significant hymnals of the early sixteenth century [sic: eighteenth century]. Christian F. Witt (b. Altenburg, Germany, e. 1660; d. Altenburg, 1716) was an editor and compiler of that collection; about 100 (of the 774) tunes in that c…

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Instances

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A Collection of Hymns #207

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A Liturgy and Hymns for Church Sunday Schools #141

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A New Hymnal for Sunday Schools #4

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Elmhurst Hymnal: and orders of worship for the Sunday school, young people's meetings and church services #88

Gems of Sacred Song for Sunday Schools #d103

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #223

Hymnal for children #d237

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Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #223

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1190

Hymns and Tunes for Children of the Church #d216

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Hymns for Church and Home #197

Hymns for use in Sunday Schools #d51

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #28

Hymns with Music for Children #d241

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d489

New Praises of Jesus #d132

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New Union Hymns #149

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Pilgrim Songs for the Sunday School #136

Praises of Jesus #d98

Praises of Jesus #d99

Prayer Book and Hymnal for the Sunday School #d139

Select Sunday School Songs #d131

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Songs of Praise: a selection of standard hymns and tunes for the Sunday-shcools and social meetings #272

The Children's Hymnal (with tunes) #d227

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The Children's Hymnal with Tunes #190

The Children's Hymnary #d138

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #223

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The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #223a

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The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #223b

The Hymns from the Children's Hymnal; with a Service, for Sunday Schools #d231

The Morning Light #d121

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The Presbyterian Juvenile Psalmodist #189

The Sabbath School Hymn Book #d323

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The School Hymnal #74

The Sunday School Melodist #d117

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The Sunday School Service and Tune Book #134

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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #430

The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d445

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Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #260

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