Sacred Music Sunday: I Will Sing the Wondrous Story #CopingWithCOVID19

treble clef staff with music notes – public domain

I’ve really missed going to church. There’s something about being physically present in the same space as other people that can’t be replicated over Zoom. A couple of months ago when my state’s stay at home order was lifted, I visited a local church that was holding services. It was so healing to be able to gather in the name of Jesus with others. I’m the only practicing Christian in my household, so there had been no one to gather with. My ward is starting back up in a few weeks, and I’m grateful. We won’t be singing, at least at first, so it won’t be the full experience, but it will be something.

I’ve missed singing. It’s a truly worshipful experience for me. “I will sing the wondrous story of the Christ who died for me.” But singing along to a YouTube video isn’t the same as singing with others. “Sing it with the saints in glory, gathered by the crystal sea.”

Until I can sing with the saints with my voice, I’ll sing with my heart. And when I’m alone in my car I’ll sing along to the radio. And if I’m singing along to the radio, chances are pretty good that someone else is singing along to the radio in their car, too, so we’ll be singing together, apart.

And if you sing along to today’s hymn, someone else will probably be singing at the same time. Exponent II sing-along, Corona-style!


Trudy is a lawyer living in the southwestern US. She has two cats who allow her to live in their house in exchange for a steady supply of food and treats.

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4 Responses

  1. I love that tune, and hadn’t heard it with these lyrics before. Lovely.

  2. Spunky says:

    This is so fun! I do love singing in a choir, and the idea of singing along with exponent women is amazing.

  3. Emily Clyde Curtis says:

    Oh, I love the idea of singing Corona-style! Saints (of all types and definitions) singing together is one of my very favorite things.

  4. Em says:

    I miss singing so much! And I love hearing familiar hymns with new to me lyrics. It makes my brain pay better attention.

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