WONDERFUL CHILD

Harmonizer: Jeffrey Radford

Jeffrey Paul Radford, 48, music director of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ for nearly three decades, died Monday, Aug. 12, at St. Francis Hospital and Health Center, Blue Island. Mr. Radford was a 19-year-old pianist directing a South Side community choir in 1972 when he inquired about rehearsing at Trinity. Within months his 75-voice choir began singing during Sunday services. In 1976 Mr. Radford became the church's music director. By the end of his 30-year career there, as many as 8,000 people were gathering weekly for Sunday services that included spirituals, anthems and hymns, as well as traditional gospel music directed by Mr. Radford. The music he directed "was something from heaven," said Rev. Barbara J. Allen, th… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Harmonizer: Jeffrey Radford
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 11111 12312 11111
Key: G Major
Source: African-American spiritual
Copyright: Harm. © 1992, Pilgrim Press

Texts

Jesus, Jesus, Oh, What a Wonderful Child

Jesus, Jesus, oh, what a wonderful child.
Jesus, Jesus, so holy, meek, and mild;
new life, new hope the child will bring.
Listen to the angels sing,
“Glory, glory, glory,” let the heavens ring!

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Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #126

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Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #99

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Sing! A New Creation #108

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The New Century Hymnal #136

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This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #51

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Worship and Rejoice #219

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Worship and Song #3060

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