The love of Christ, which passeth knowledge.@Ephesians 3:19

Edmund S. Lorenz, Holy Voices (Dayton, Ohio: W. J. Shuey, 1883), number 27 (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hymnals show the lyricist as E. D. Mund, one of Lorenz’ pseudonyms.

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Edmund S. Lorenz (1854-1942)

In vain in high and holy lays
My soul her grateful voice would raise;
For who can sing the worthy praise
Of the wonderful love of Jesus?

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Wonderful love! Wonderful love!
Wonderful love of Jesus!
Wonderful love! Wonderful love!
Wonderful love of Jesus!

A joy by day, a peace by night,
In storms a calm, in darkness light;
In pain a balm, in weakness might,
Is the wonderful love of Jesus.

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My hope for pardon when I call,
My trust for lifting when I fall;
In life, in death, my all in all,
Is the wonderful love of Jesus.

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