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It is a thing most wonderful

Author: William Walsham HowTune: HERONGATEPublished in 36 hymnalsPrintable scores: PDF, MusicXMLAudio files: MIDI

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1 It is a thing most wonderful,almost too wonderful to be,that God”s own Son should come from heav”n,and die to save a child like me.

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2 And yet I know that it is true:He chose a poor and humble lot,and wept and toiled and mourned and diedfor love of those who loved Him not.

3 I cannot tell how He could lovea child so weak and full of sin;His love must be most wonderfulif He could die my love to win.

4 I sometimes think about the cross,and shut my eyes, and try to seethe cruel nails and crown of thorns,and Jesus crucified for me.

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5 But even could I see Him die,I could but see a little partof that great love which, like a fire,is always burning in His heart.

6 It is most wonderful to knowHis love for me so free and sure;but “tis more wonderful to seemy love for Him so faint and poor.

7 And 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.Source: Hymns to the Living God #161
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Author: William Walsham How

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William W. How (b. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, 1823; d. Leenane, County Mayo, Ireland, 1897) studied at Wadham College, Oxford, and Durham University and was ordained in the Church of England in 1847. He served various congregations and became Suffragan Bishop in east London in 1879 and Bishop of Wakefield in 1888. Called both the “poor man”s bishop” and “the children”s bishop,” How was known for his work among the destitute in the London slums and among the factory workers in west Yorkshire. He wrote a number of theological works about controversies surrounding the Oxford Movement and attempted to reconcile biblical creation with the theory of evolution. He was joint editor of Psalms and Hymns (1854) and Church Hymns (1871). While rec…Go to person page >
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HERONGATEBROOKFIELD (Southgate)GIDEON
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Ancient and Modern #145

Display Title: It is a thing most wonderful First Line: It is a thing most wonderful Tune Title: HERONGATE Author: William Walsham How (1823-1867) Meter: LM Scripture: John 3:16; Romans 5:8; 1 John 4:9-10 Date: 2013 Subject: Church Year | Good Friday; Church year | Passiontide; Devotion | ; God | Love of; Jesus | Life and Ministry; Passiontide |
Ancient and Modern #145

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #364a

Display Title: It is a thing most wonderful First Line: It is a thing most wonderful Tune Title: HERONGATE Author: William W. How Date: 2008
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #364a

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #364b

Display Title: It is a thing most wonderful First Line: It is a thing most wonderful Tune Title: BROOKFIELD Author: William W. How Date: 2008
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #364b

Church Family Worship #232

Display Title: It is a thing most wonderful First Line: It is a thing most wonderful Meter: LM Date: 1988
Church Family Worship #232

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #226

Display Title: It is a thing most wonderful First Line: It is a thing most wonderful Date: 2000
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #226

Common Praise #109

Display Title: It is a thing most wonderful First Line: It is a thing most wonderful Tune Title: HERONGATE Author: W. Walsham How, 1823-1897 Meter: LM Scripture: Job 42:3; Luke 19:41-42; John 13:1; John 19:1-2; John 19:18; Galatians 1:20; 1 Timothy 1:15; 1 John 3:2 Date: 2000 Subject: Lent IV | Year B; Palm Sunday | Year B; Passiontide and Holy Week | ; Proper 24 | Year B
Common Praise #109

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #333a

Display Title: It is a thing most wonderful First Line: It is a thing most wonderful Tune Title: HERONGATE Author: William Walsham How, 1823-1897 Meter: LM Date: 2000 Subject: Grace and Providence | ; Passiontide |
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #333a

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #333b

Display Title: It is a thing most wonderful First Line: It is a thing most wonderful Tune Title: BROOKFIELD Author: William Walsham How, 1823-1897 Meter: LM Date: 2000 Subject: Grace and Providence | ; Passiontide |
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #333b

Complete Mission Praise #346

Display Title: It is a thing most wonderful First Line: It is a thing most wonderful Tune Title: BROOKFIELD Author: William Walsham How, 1823-97 Meter: LM Date: 1999 Subject: Living the Christian Life | Commitment and Dedication to Service; Living the Christian Life | Salvation and the Cross; Seasons of the Christian Year | Easter and Holy Week; Songs Suitable for Children |
Complete Mission Praise #346

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #70a

Display Title: It is a thing most wonderful First Line: It is a thing most wonderful Tune Title: HERONGATE Meter: LM Date: 1983
Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #70a

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #70b

Display Title: It is a thing most wonderful First Line: It is a thing most wonderful Tune Title: ALSTONE Meter: LM Date: 1983
Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #70b

Hymns and Psalms #224

Display Title: It is a thing most wonderful First Line: It is a thing most wonderful Tune Title: HERONGATE Author: William W. How Date: 1983
Hymns and Psalms #224

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #131a

Display Title: It is a thing most wonderful First Line: It is a thing most wonderful Tune Title: HERONGATE Author: W. W. How (1823-1897) Meter: 8 8 8 8 (LM) Date: 1987 Subject: God, Saviour | Suffering and Dying; Palm Sunday | The Way of the Cross; Pentecost 18 | The Offering of Life
Hymns for Today”s Church (2nd ed.) #131a

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #131b

Display Title: It is a thing most wonderful First Line: It is a thing most wonderful Tune Title: GIDEON Author: W. W. How (1823-1897) Meter: 8 8 8 8 (LM) Date: 1987 Subject: God, Saviour | Suffering and Dying; Palm Sunday | The Way of the Cross; Pentecost 18 | The Offering of Life
Hymns for Today”s Church (2nd ed.) #131b

Hymns Old and New #255

Display Title: It is a thing most wonderful First Line: It is a thing most wonderful Meter: LM Date: 1996
Hymns Old and New #255

Hymns to the Living God #161

Display Title: It Is a Thing Most Wonderful First Line: It is a thing most wonderful Tune Title: HERONGATE Author: William Walsham How Meter: 8.8.8.8 Date: 2017 Subject: Jesus Christ | Suffering and Death
Hymns to the Living God #161

Sing Glory #557

Display Title: It is a thing most wonderful First Line: It is a thing most wonderful Meter: LM Date: 1999
Sing Glory #557

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The Cyber Hymnal #2843

Display Title: It Is a Thing Most Wonderful First Line: It is a thing most wonderful Tune Title: BROOKFIELD Author: William W. How Meter: LM Source: Children's Hymns, 1872
The Cyber Hymnal #2843

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #410a

Display Title: It is a thing most wonderful First Line: It is a thing most wonderful Tune Title: BROOKFIELD Author: William Walsham How, 1823-1897 Meter: LM Date: 2004 Source: Adapt.: Jubilate Hymns
The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #410a

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #410b

Display Title: It is a thing most wonderful First Line: It is a thing most wonderful Tune Title: HERONGATE Author: William Walsham How, 1823-1897 Meter: LM Date: 2004 Source: Adapt.: Jubilate Hymns
The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #410b

The New English Hymnal #84

Display Title: It is a thing most wonderful First Line: It is a thing most wonderful Tune Title: HERONGATE Author: W. Walsham How, 1823-97 Meter: LM Date: 1986 Subject: The Christian Year | Passiontide
The New English Hymnal #84
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