In our part of the world, College and Youth Groups are singing beautiful songs (as they always have). Through the years, many of these songs eventually work their way into the worship assemblies of the entire congregation, some even making it into our hymnals. Today’s blog title is one such song, that I am working to introduce to our congregation, Wonderful, Merciful Savior by Dawn Rodgers and Eric Wise. Word Music published this song in 1989. To me, this is one of those songs that the words and melody merge beautifully. I find myself singing it over and over again. Pay attention to the words:
Wonderful, Merciful Savior, by Dawn Rodgers and Eric Wise,, Word Music, 1989.
1. Wonderful, Merciful Savior, precious Redeemer and Friend.
Who would have thought that a Lamb could rescue to souls of men?
Oh, You rescue the souls of men.
2. Counselor, Comforter, Keeper, Spirit we long to embrace.
You offer hope when our hearts have hopelessly lost the way.
Oh, we’ve hopelessly lost the way.
3. Almighty infinite Father, faithfully loving Your own.
Here in our weakness You find us falling before Your throne.
Oh we’re falling before Your throne.
Chorus: You are the One that we praise,
You are the One we adore.
You give us healing and grace our hearts always hunger for,
Oh, our hearts always hunger for.
Below is a video of me singing the melody line. There is an echo that the ladies sing during the chorus, but I did not want to take the time to learn how to split the screen and synchronize both parts (plus it is out of my vocal range).