Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hymn of the Week--Wonderful Grace of Jesus

We're reading through Paul's epistle to the Galatians now after dinner.  Paul's pretty upset with the church there.  They want to add things like circumcision to the gospel.  I went to the hymnal looking for a good one about what the gospel is really all about.  I think this one get's it pretty right on.  Who doesn't love to sing that chorus too?  The Cathedrals do a great job of this one in the video below.

Hymn of the Week
Wonderful Grace of Jesus
Words and Music by Haldor Lillenas

Wonderful grace of Jesus,
Greater than all my sin;
How shall my tongue describe it,
Where shall its praise begin?
Taking away my burden,
Setting my spirit free;
For the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches me.

Wonderful the matchless grace of Jesus,
Deeper than the mighty rolling sea;
Wonderful grace, all sufficient for me, for even me.
Broader than the scope of my transgressions,
Greater far than all my sin and shame,
O magnify the precious Name of Jesus.
Praise His Name!


Sharon said...

Lots of memories...sitting next to Don in church hearing him sing this hymn, especially the chorus. Great choice Andrew!!

Joe Foell said...

That's one of my favorite hymns too! The first time I remember hearing / singing it was at Urbana '87, and I've loved it every since. Thank you for the video too. That was fun!

Brian Martin said...

This is a classic hymn. Although I love aspects of contemporary worship, I miss singing some of the old hymns.