Sunday, March 15, 2009

What Wondrous Love Is This

Here's a beautiful old hymn entitled "What Wondrous Love Is This." Best I can tell, it's a hymn that was popularized in the Sacred Harp tradition of choral music. And you know me (and this gal)...we love a good hymn!

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!

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.

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.

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 His love for me,
And through eternity I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on,
And through eternity I’ll sing on.

1 comment:

mjade21 said...

I'd never heard of Sacred Harp music until I saw Cold Mountain. I bought the soundtrack and because the sacred harp music was on it I felt compulsed to buy a whole CD of the music. It's great.