Saturday, February 20, 2010

TSMSS - Wonderful Grace of Jesus


I remember singing - and loving! - this song in the junior high department at church when I was growing up. It was always fun to split into the two different parts on the chorus.


WONDERFUL GRACE OF JESUS

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.

REFRAIN:
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!


Wonderful grace of Jesus,
Reaching to all the lost,
By it I have been pardoned,
Saved to the uttermost,
Chains have been torn asunder,
Giving me liberty;
For the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches me.

Wonderful grace of Jesus,
Reaching the most defiled,
By its transforming power,
Making him God’s dear child,
Purchasing peace and heaven,
For all eternity;
And the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches me.

WORDS & MUSIC: Haldor Lillenas, 1918



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18 comments:

Debbie said...

I always enjoy the songs you choose Linda. The harmonizing is so good. I love their sound and I too remember singing this song growing up. My parents sang beautifully and had us three kids all harmonize while driving in the car. It's funny because none of us "kids" inherited my parents' good voices; lol.

Blessings,
Debbie

Godsgalnj said...

The song's very catchy =) They are awesome singers!

Thanks for sharing this song!

sonja said...

This was always a song I loved too.I saw Debbie's comments and had to chuckle... we did the same thing, the 3 kids singing along with my parents in the car. I especially remember the guys deeper voices on certain parts.

It's always such a blessing to hear the old songs, we don't hear a lot of them much anymore and I still miss that music.

Thanks for sharing!

Sonja

Cathy said...

I love this song.

Karen said...

I enjoyed this so much. As a child, I loved to hear our country church choir sing this song. I can just picture it! God bless you.

Lisa notes... said...

We used to sing this song a lot, too, and was always fun. Its pep really helps us appreciate the beauty and activeness of God's grace.

Peggy said...

Blessings Linda...I too remember this Wonderful Grace! But to hear it sung by a great quartet can't be outdone!
Really appreciate the harmony and songs of great quality you choose!

I think many times when we enJOY the song so much we forget to look at the words or the meaning of them. Real power in these words. Thanks for your visit.

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

I remember that song too! I sometimes miss the old songs.

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh what a fun song. I don't remember it but I am sure I have sang it. Thanks for sharing it and making me smile today.
May your day be filled with song.

Cathy said...

I love their harmony, Linda. Thank you so much for sharing this. Blessings ~

giggling kids said...

I have never heard this song. Thanks for sharing. Feel free to check out TSMSS post!
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LADYHIGHTOWER said...

Thanks for the visit! And your song! Blessings!

@EBMR said...

What a lovely song. Not heard it before but love the words and the way it was sung. Thanks for sharing. Love our Saturdays!!

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

This is a great one Linda. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy Weekend!

Becca said...

I totally remember this song too!!

~Becca

Theresa said...

So reminds me of the bands that would play at my Grandmother's clubhouse.

I love love love this!!!

Brought back such wonderful memories.

His Unfailing Love said...

I love this hymn so much, however, I haven't heard guys singing this, it's awesome

His Unfailing Love said...

added your blog here too, thanks for giving your sweet comments...