What Wondrous Love Is This?

Apr 10, 2020

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! 

Words: Anonymous, An American folk hymn

 

Isaiah 53: 4–6

Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows;

yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.

But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities;

upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way;

and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

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