Author of the Lyrics
The author of the encouraging
words of the "It is a Thing Most Wonderful " lyrics, William Walsham How (December 13, 1823-August 10, 1897),
was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England and
achieved fame as a Bishop and Hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "It is a Thing Most Wonderful ", Thomas Bishop Southgate (June 8, 1814-November 3, 1868),
was born in Hornsey, London, England and
became famous as a composer of vocal music and musician.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: It is a Thing Most Wonderful
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): William Walsham How (December 13, 1823
to August 10, 1897)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Thomas Bishop Southgate (June 8, 1814 to
November 3, 1868)
Hymn Category: Children Songs
First Line of Hymn: "It is a thing most wonderful, Almost too wonderful to be"
First Publication Date:
It is a Thing Most Wonderful Lyrics
It is a thing most wonderful,
Almost too wonderful to be,
That God's own Son should come from Heav'n,
And die to save a child like me.
And yet I know that it is true;
He chose a poor and humble lot,
And wept, and toiled, and mourned, and died,
For love of those who loved Him not.
I cannot tell how He could love
A child so weak and full of sin;
His love must be most wonderful,
If He could die my love to win.
It is most wonderful to know
His love for me so free and sure;
But 'tis more wonderful to see
My love for Him so faint and poor.
And yet I want to love Thee, Lord;
Oh, light the flame within my heart,
And I will love Thee more and more,
Until I see Thee as Thou art.