About the Selections

There is no rhyme nor reason to the song selections except that they are worthy to be used in conservative Bible-believing church services. I cannot say that all are my favorites because it all depends on the context of life at the time when Sunday rolls around. My favorite hymn is "Wonderful Words of Life" and my favorite songs are not very flashy or showy. One of the specials that made an impact on my life was very simple - a duet with guitar accompaniment of "Holy Spirit, Breathe on Me" - no key changes, straight out of the hymnal. As you receive each post just know that I'm not including what I think you have available in your own hymnal. These songs are just another resource for "new" songs or a reminder of songs that you've heard. God bless you as you use your music to encourage God's people every week of the year.

Monday, July 26, 2010

"Wonderful" - July 26, 2010

"Wonderful"
written by James Rowe, 1937

This is a great men's quartet or ensemble song.  It is a "goldie oldie" but not "moldie".  The verses are great either unison or in parts or adding parts on each line.  Page through your old Singspiration Favorites or hymnals, it is easy to overlook.

VERSE ONE
WONDERFUL IS JESUS, OUR MATCHLESS KING,
WONDERFUL THE PRAISE WHICH TO HIM WE SING;
WONDERFUL THE FRIEND UNTO WHOM WE CLING,
ON THE WAY TO GLORY LAND.

CHORUS
OUR LORD IS LEADING US TO GLORY, 
O SO WONDERFUL IS HE (OUR SAVIOUR)
WONDERFUL IS HE (PRAISE HIM EVER)
WONDERFUL IS HE (CHRIST THE SAVIOUR)
LEADING US TO REALMS OF GLORY 
SINGING AS WE GO,
MAKING KNOWN THE LOVE THAT MADE US FREE
(THAT MADE US FREE FOREVER)
WONDERFUL SALVATION HE IS OFFERING TO ALL
(YES, OUR LORD IS)
OFFERING TO ALL  (FREELY HE IS)
OFFERING TO ALL  (WHO TRUST HIM)
WONDERFUL IS HE WHO LEADS US LOVINGLY ABOVE
WONDERFUL – WONDERFUL – 
WONDERFUL IS HE (TO ME)

VERSE TWO
WONDERFUL IS JESUS, WHO SAVES BY GRACE
WONDERFUL THE BEAUTY OF HIS DEAR FACE
SO WE SEEK WITH HIM AN ABIDING PLACE,
IN THE BLESSED GLORY LAND.

VERSE THREE
WONDERFUL IS JESUS, WHO SAVES THE SOUL,
WONDERFUL IS HE WHO CAN KEEP US WHOLE;
THAT IS WHY WE SEEK THE ETERNAL GOAL,
IN THE WONDROUS GLORY LAND.

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