It is a Thing Most Wonderful Lyrics
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.
And yet I know that it is true;
He chose a poor and humble lot,
And wept, and toiled, and mourned, and died,
For love of those who loved Him not.
I cannot tell how He could love
A child so weak and full of sin;
His love must be most wonderful,
If He could die my love to win.
It is most wonderful to know
His love for me so free and sure;
But 'tis more wonderful to see
My love for Him so faint and poor.
And yet I want to love Thee, Lord;
Oh, light the flame within my heart,
And I will love Thee more and more,
Until I see Thee as Thou art.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "It is a Thing Most Wonderful ", Thomas Bishop Southgate (June 8, 1814-November 3, 1868), was born in Hornsey, London, England and became famous as a composer of vocal music and musician.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: It is a Thing Most Wonderful
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): William Walsham How (December 13, 1823 to August 10, 1897)
Nationality of Author: English
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Thomas Bishop Southgate (June 8, 1814 to November 3, 1868)
Hymn Category: Children Songs
First Line of Hymn: "It is a thing most wonderful, Almost too wonderful to be"
First Publication Date: 1872