Wondrous Love

DESCRIPTION: "What wondrous love is this... that caused the lord of bliss To bear the dreadful curse for my soul." The singer has been saved from the burden of sin by Christ's sacrifice; therefore he/she praises God and the Lamb
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1811 (Stith Mead, "A General Selection of the Most Admired Hymns and Spiritual Songs" and Starke Dupuy's "Spiritual Songs," according to William Reynolds, _Companion to Baptist Hymnal_, Broadman Press, 1976, p. 239); text and tune first appeared together in Walker's 1843 "Southern Harmony," according to LindaJo H. McKim, _Presbyterian Hymnal Companion_, Westminster/John Knox Press, 1993, p. 78)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad reprieve
REFERENCES (13 citations):
Lomax/Lomax-FolkSongUSA 98, "Wondrous Love" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ritchie-SingingFamilyOfTheCumberlands, pp. 153-154, "[Wondrous Love]" (1 text, 1 tune)
Gainer-FolkSongsFromTheWestVirginiaHills, p. 198, "What Wondrous Love" (1 text, 1 tune)
Joyner-FolkSongInSouthCarolina, p. 80, "Wondrous Love" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Brown/Schinhan-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore5 773, "Wondrous Love" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Abernethy-SinginTexas, pp. 113-114, "Wondrous Love" (1 text, 1 tune, a copy of a shape note version)
Burton/Manning-EastTennesseeStateCollectionVol1, pp. 38-39, "Wondrous Love" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cray-AshGrove, pp. 42-43, "Wondrous Love" (1 text, 1 tune)
Chase-AmericanFolkTalesAndSongs, pp. 160-161, "Wondrous Love" (1 text, 1 tune)
Darling-NewAmericanSongster, p. 261, "Wondrous Love" (1 text)
Silber/Silber-FolksingersWordbook, p. 350, "Wondrous Love" (1 text)
NorthCarolinaFolkloreJournal, W. Amos Abrams, "Horton Barker: Folk Singer Supreme," Vol. XXII, No. 4 (Nov 1974), pp. 150-151, "Wondrous Love" (1 text)

Roud #5089
Horton Barker, "Wondrous Love" (on Barker01)
Fisk Jubilee Singers, "When I Was Singin' Down" (on Fisk01)
Ganus Brothers Quartet, "Wondrous Love" (Columbia 15331-D, 1928)
Georgia Sacred Harp Quartette, "Wondrous Love" (OKeh 40195, 1924)
Old Harp Singers of Eastern Tennessee, "Wondrous Love" (on OldHarp01)
Pete Seeger, "Wondrous Love" (on PeteSeeger07, PeteSeeger07b)

cf. "Through All the World Below" (tune & meter)
cf. "Dear Companion (The Broken Heart; Go and Leave Me If You Wish To, Fond Affection)" (tune)
NOTES [16 words]: This is that oddest of oddities: A song that files under *its own name* in the Sacred Harp! - RBW
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