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It Is a Thing Most WonderfulBishop W. Walsham How (1823-1897)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
923QuadragesimaRev. John B. Dykes (1823-1876)Long Meter (8.8.8.8.)

1It is a thing most wonderful,
Almost too wonderful to be,
That God’s own Son should come from Heaven,
And die to save a child like me.
2And yet I know that it is true;
He came to this poor world below,
And wept and toiled, and mourned and died,
Only because He loved us so.
3I cannot tell how He could love
A child so weak and full of sin;
His love must be most wonderful,
If He could die my love to win.
4I sometimes think about the Cross,
And shut my eyes and try to see
The cruel nails and crown of thorns,
And Jesus crucified for me.
5But even could I see Him die,
I could but see a little part
Of that great love which, like a fire,
Is always burning in His Heart.
6It is most wonderful to know
His love for me so free and sure;
But ’tis more wonderful to see
My love for Him so faint and poor.
7And yet I want to love Thee, Lord!
O light the flame within my heart!
And I will love Thee more and more,
Until I see Thee as Thou art. Amen.
2 Samuel1:26I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.
Luke24:41And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?
John4:10Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
1 John4:10Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.