words from S. Mead’s A General Selection
tune: WONDROUS LOVE, from W. Walker’s Southern Harmony
arranged by Greg Scheer
in memory of Clint Harris
“What Wondrous Love” is so elusively beautiful that composers while likely never tire of writing new arrangements of it. This arrangement combines the simple honesty of the folk guitar with the emotional depth of string orchestra. The hymn is a staple of Lent and Holy Week, but is also fitting for a funeral, as it begins with the story of redemption and ends in eternity.
Score for string quartet, including C clef for viola