Scripture Verse

The love of Christ, which passeth knowledge. Ephesians 3:19

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Ed­mund S. Lo­renz, Ho­ly Voic­es (Day­ton, Ohio: Will­iam J. Shu­ey, 1883), num­ber 27 (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals show the lyr­i­cist as E. D. Mund, one of Lore­nz’ pseu­do­nyms.

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Edmund S. Lorenz
1854–1942

Lyrics

In vain in high and holy lays
My soul her grateful voice would raise;
For who can sing the worthy praise
Of the wonderful love of Jesus?

Refrain

Wonderful love! Wonderful love!
Wonderful love of Jesus!
Wonderful love! Wonderful love!
Wonderful love of Jesus!

A joy by day, a peace by night,
In storms a calm, in darkness light;
In pain a balm, in weakness might,
Is the wonderful love of Jesus.

Refrain

My hope for pardon when I call,
My trust for lifting when I fall;
In life, in death, my all in all,
Is the wonderful love of Jesus.

Refrain