Psalm 143 (A Responsorial Setting)

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First Line: I lift my soul to you (What wondrous love is this)
Title: Psalm 143 (A Responsorial Setting)
Source: S. Mead's A General Selection, 1811
Language: English
Notes: Responsorial refrain to reading of Psalm 143.


WONDROUS LOVE (Southern Harmony)

WONDROUS LOVE was first set to this text in William Walker's (PsH 44) second edition of Southern Harmony (1840). Publication of the hymn in B. F. White's The Sacred Harp (1844) further promoted the combination of text and tune. The meter of "What Wondrous Love" derives from an old English ballad abo…

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Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #143B