This July we’re adding “Wonderful, Merciful Savior” to our repertoire. It’s a hymn praising the Trinity—Son, Spirit, and Father—for quenching the hunger of our hearts as only God can do.
According to a 2016 interview (external link), musician Dawn Rodgers began the song during her devotions. It was 1989, and her new husband Eric Wyse, also a musician, was away on a business trip.
When Eric returned, Dawn had most of the first two verses drafted, and they finished the verses together. “Wonderful, merciful Savior” and “Counselor, Comforter, Keeper” praised the Son and the Spirit.
Soon afterwards, Eric and Dawn presented the song to their local church. After the sermon, the pastor asked them to sing it again. That’s when Dawn showed Eric the third verse… that she had finished during the sermon.
If you’ve ever hungered for God’s presence—in the Son, the Spirit, and the Father—the way a young bride yearns for her husband’s return, you’ll identify with the message of “Wonderful, Merciful Savior.”
Contact us for a copy of the lyrics and music.