What Wondrous Love is This arranged by Jack Schrader. For SATB choir. Hymntune, American Folk Tune, Eternal Life, Lamb of God, Redemption, Sacrifice, General, Lent, Sacred. Octavo. 8 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.C5443).
So often this classic Appalachian folk hymn is arranged in a somber, minor mode, depicting the awe we experience reflecting on God's wondrous love, but for this new setting, Jack Schrader envisioned it in a richly harmonic major tonality, emphasizing the joyful, celebratory second and third stanzas. The result is a powerful anthem that finishes with a thrilling, full-voiced flourish. Ideal for Lent and general occasions.