What Wondrous Love is This?

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I find myself singing the hymn Wondrous Love on tour a lot. Maybe it’s that I like how aggressive it feels to sing a hymn alone to a bar full of people. But it’s also because there is so much peace to be found in it. When I first heard it sung on a Jean Ritchie record called Black Waters, I burst into tears instantly. It’s such a beautiful reminder of the fact that in moments of great joy, great suffering or great overwhelm, the relief of surrendering to the wildness and unknowability of life is always available. There is always the option to drop into presence with the details. The movement of a leaf in a draft of air or the spinning of a ceiling fan or the feelings in your body. Being human is raw, especially now, and Wondrous Love is an invitation to touch down in the moment, and let yourself be.

Alexandra Sauser-Monnig
April 2020

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What wondrous love is this oh my soul
Oh my soul
What wondrous love is this oh my soul
What wondrous love is this
To cause the lord of bliss
To send such perfect peace
To my soul to my soul
To send such perfect peace to my soul

To God and to the lamb I will sing I will sing
To God and to the lamb I will sing
To God and to the lamb
Who is the great I amand Christ the son of man I will sing
And Christ son of woman I will sing

When we're from sorrow free
We'll sing on we'll sing on
When we're from sorrow free
We'll sing on
When we're from sorrow free
We'll rise and joyous be
And through eternity we'll sing on
We'll sing on
And through eternity we'll sing on

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released May 1, 2020
Produced by Jeff Tweedy
Engineered by Tom Schick, Mark Greenberg
Recorded at The Loft, Chicago, IL
Mixed by Tom Schick
Mastered by Nick Sanborn
Cover image by Kendall Bailey Atwater

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Daughter of Swords is Alexandra Sauser-Monnig of Mountain Man.

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