Here’s a song that goes through my head at some point almost every day. It’s an old song recently made popular by one of my favorite Bluegrass groups, Blue Highway. In 2003 they came out with this great all-gospel album, Wondrous Love. The album begins with the title song and ends with “The Old Rugged Cross”. In between are 11 other inspired songs, some written by band members. Beside the title song, I especially like “Ahead of the Storm” and “Seven Sundays in a Row”.

This old traditional song (from early 1800’s) sung acapella by Wayne Taylor with backup by Sonya Isaac and the Alan O’Bryant Choir.  As it is sung, it truly touches something deep inside me. But even without the music, it reads like the beautiful poetry that it is. Here are the lyrics:

What wondrous Love is this, oh my soul, oh my soul

What wondrous Love is this, oh my soul

What wondrous Love is this that caused the Lord of Bliss

To bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul

To bear the dreadful curse for my soul

 

When I was sinking down, sinking down, sinking down

When I was sinking down, sinking down

When I was seeking down beneath God’s righteous frown,

Christ laid aside His crown for my soul, for my soul

Christ laid aside His crown for my soul

 

And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on

And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on

And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing and joyful be

And through eternity I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on

And through eternity I’ll sing on

 If you’d like to know more about this award winning band, their great albums, their concert schedule and more check their website: http://bluehighwayband.com/

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