Maravilhoso Amor

Translator: Joan Larie Sutton

Joan Larie Sutton (nee Riffey) was born in Louisville, KY but lived most of her life in Brazil with her missionary parents. She began the study of violin at the age of ten, continuing her studies at Baylor University. She earned a Masters Degree in sacred music at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. She married William Boyd Sutton and together they worked in Brazil. She translated many hymns into Portuguese.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Maravilhoso amor, ó Jesus, ó Jesus
Title: Maravilhoso Amor
English Title: What Wondrous Love Is This
Translator: Joan Larie Sutton (1964)
Meter: 12.9.6.6.6.6.9
Source: Traditional American Hymn
Language: Portuguese
Publication Date: 1991
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1991.

Tune

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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