What wondrous love is this

What wondrous love is this. Anonymous American folk hymn. The first joint meeting of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland* (HSGBI), the International Fellowship for Research in Hymnody (Internationale Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Hymnologie, IAH), and the Hymn Society of America (now The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada*) was held at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, 24-29 August 1981. Each of the Presidents, or Chairman in the case of HSGBI, was asked to choose hymns that reflected the congregational song of their region of the world. Carlton R. Young*, then President of the American Society, chose four hymns to represent the diversity of the United States, the first of which...

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