What Wondrous Love Is This: Good Friday, Civil Rights Edition

What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul!

Non-violent resistance at lunch counter sit-ins.
Non-violent resistance at lunch counter sit-ins.

What wondrous love is this, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this

Ruby Bridges
Ruby Bridges

That caused the Lord of bliss
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul,

Elizabeth Eckford, one of the Little Rock Nine.
Elizabeth Eckford, one of the Little Rock Nine.

To bear the dreadful curse for my soul!

When I was sinking down, sinking down, sinking down,
When I was sinking down, sinking down,

Fire hoses in Birmingham.
Fire hoses in Birmingham.

When I was sinking down
Beneath God’s righteous frown,

John Lewis beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma. March 7, 1965.
John Lewis beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma. March 7, 1965.

Christ laid aside His crown for my soul for my soul,
Christ laid aside His crown for my soul.

To God and to the Lamb I will sing, I will sing;
To God and to the Lamb I will sing;

Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March, 1965.
Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March, 1965.

To God and to the Lamb,
Who is the great I AM,

Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March, 1965.
Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March, 1965.

While millions join the theme, I will sing, I will sing,

Segregation protest.
Segregation protest.

While millions join the theme, I will sing.

And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on;

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Viola Liuzzo, martyr of Selma.

And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on.

Jimmie Lee Jackson, martyr of Selma.
Jimmie Lee Jackson, martyr of Selma.

And when from death I’m free

James Reeb, martyr of Selma.
James Reeb, martyr of Selma.

I’ll sing His love for me,

Jonathan Daniels, martyr of Selma.
Jonathan Daniels, martyr of Selma.

And through eternity I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on,

And through eternity I’ll sing on.

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