HIS NAME IS WONDERFUL                                                          written in 1959

The Story

Audrey Mieir (1916-1996) began writing hymns when she was 16 years old. She learned to play the piano… then became a choir director. By the time she was 30 years old, she had founded the Mieir Choir Clinic in Hollywood.

This song was inspired by her church’s annual Christmas program. The Christmas program at Bethel Union Church in Duarte, California, was probably not much different than one you might see in other churches… or in other years. A teenaged girl played the part of Mary, small children were supposed to be angels, and the organist played Christmas carols in the background. But, there was something a little different in this Christmas program… it seemed to be unusually good! When it was over, the pastor stood before the church and shouted, “His name is wonderful! His name is wonderful! His name is wonderful!”

Audrey thought, Those words would make a great worship song. So, she jotted them down on a blank page in the back of her Bible. And, that afternoon she wrote this song.  That night she sang it for the adults in her church… never dreaming this song would become famous in just a couple of years.

The Song

            Read this hymn, and – today – testify of God’s attributes by reading it out loud.

His name is wonderful! His name is wonderful!
His name is wonderful, Jesus my Lord!
He is the mighty King, Master of everything;
His name is wonderful, Jesus my Lord.
He’s the Great Shepherd… The Rock of all ages… Almighty God is He.
Bow down before Him, love and adore Him;
His name is wonderful, Jesus my Lord.

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