What Wondrous Love Is This!

Improvisation by Eric Schrotenboer (piano):

Performed by William Neil (pipe organ):

“Southern Harmony” version performed a cappella by the National Cathedral Choir (Episcopal):

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 and joyful be,
And through eternity I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on,
And through eternity I’ll sing on!

–Text anonymous; first published in the early 1800s
–Music is an American folk hymn from circa 1835

Links to purchase music:
Improvisation by Eric Schrotenboer (piano)

Performance by William Neil (pipe organ)

“Southern Harmony” version performed a cappella by the National Cathedral Choir (Episcopal)

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