Wondrous Love (James Christopher)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-06-10). Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 47 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as originally written in 1840. Words to first stanza as in Southern Harmony, 1840; three other stanzas included, from Mercer's Cluster, 1823, that William Walker used often. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
- Editor: Michael J. Oczko (submitted 2009-11-05). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 153 kB Copyright: Personal
- Arranger: Michael J. Oczko
- Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
- Edition notes: Arranged for organ and SATB. Also available in Polish with original text by Michael Oczko
- Editor: Mark Hamilton Dewey (submitted 2006-08-10). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 49 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Unattributed 4-part harmonization.
Title: Wondrous Love
First Line: What wondrous love is this
Arranger: James Christopher
Description: Tune first published in Southern Harmony, Edition 4, 1840, p. 220, for three voices, with notes in four-shape format, attributed to (James) Christopher. The tune is based on The Ballad of Captain Kidd, an eighteenth-century English song (Jackson 1953a). Porter and Garst (1979) found more than twenty tunes in this unusual meter, including the present one. The tune and words above appears in The Sacred Harp, 1844 to the present, on p. 159, and in many modern hymnbooks.
- Jackson, George Pullen. 1953a. Spiritual Folk-Songs of Early America, Second Edition. Locust Valley, New York: J. J. Augustin. 254 pp.
- Porter, Ellen Jane, and John F. Garst. 1979. More tunes in the Captain Kidd meter. The Hymn 30(3): 252-262.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at What wondrous love is this.